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Title

Head and arms (Barbara Blackman)


Artist

John Brack

Australia

1920 - 11 Feb 1999


About

John Brack is a major figurative artist of the post war period in Australia. This drawing is from the artist's early maturity, a powerful and sculptural study of the figure and one of seven drawings by Brack in the collection. The subject is Barbara Blackman, who modelled for a number of artists in Melbourne in the 1950s.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000


Details


Date

1954


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

black conté on ivory wove paper


Dimensions

38.0 x 49.6 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., black conté "John Brack 54". Dated c.r., black conté "2-8-54".


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Arthur Boyd Acquisition Fund 1996


Location

Not on display


Accession number

413.1996


Artist information

John Brack

Works in the collection

36


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Edmund Capon, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'John Brack / Jeffrey Smart', pg. 116-127, Sydney, 2002, 116 (colour illus.), 143, 147.

Kristy Grant, John Brack, 'Human nature: the art of John Brack', pg. 87-132, Melbourne, 2009, 26 (colour illus.), 107.

Fiona Harari, The Weekend Australian magazine, 'Portraits of a Lady', pg. 20, Sydney, 26 May 1997, 20.

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 99 (illus.). cat.no. 92

Author Unknown, Joel's, Aug 1993, 20 (illus.).