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An image of Man with the yellow shirt by Justin O'Brien

Justin O'Brien

(Australia, Italy 02 Aug 1917 – 17 Jan 1996)

Title
Man with the yellow shirt
Other titles:
Man in yellow shirt
Self portrait [erroneously]
Man with yellow shirt
Place of origin
Poland
Year
(circa 1943)
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on wood
Dimensions

49.9 x 39.9 cm board; 40.0 x 25.0 cm sight edge; 56.0 x 41.0 x 5.0 cm frame:

0 - Whole; 65.1 x 50.7 x 5 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased with funds contributed by Russell and Sarah Keddie 1986
Accession number
52.1986
Copyright
© Estate of Justin O'Brien
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (14)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Five years on: a selection of acquisitions 1981-1986, Sydney, 1986. cat.no. 95

Anthony Bradley, The Australian, 'Painter with deep religious sensibility', pg. 17, Surry Hills, 25 Jan 1996, 17.

Dinah Dysart (Editor), Justin O'Brien and friends: A birthday celebration, Sydney, 1987. cat.no. 2; titled 'Man with yellow shirt'; dated 1944

Christine France, Justin O'Brien: image and icon, Sydney, 1987, 11, 12, 36, 37 (colour illus.), 126. plate no. 2; titled 'Man with the yellow shirt'; dated 1944

Christine France, Justin O'Brien: image and icon, Sydney, 1997, 11, 12, 44, 45 (colour illus.), 168. plate no. 2; titled 'Man with the yellow shirt'; dated 1944

[Paul Haefliger], The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Repatriated war prisoners' art', pg. 10, Sydney, 01 Mar 1944, 10.

Macquarie Galleries, An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Jesse Martin and Justin O'Brien, Sydney, 1944. cat.no. 16; titled 'Man with the yellow shirt'; priced 18 guineas

Macquarie Galleries, Paintings from the back room, Sydney, 1956. probably cat.no. 17; titled 'Man in yellow shirt'

Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart, Favourites: Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart selections, Sydney, 2002. no catalogue numbers; Margaret Olley selection.

Barry Pearce, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The enduring image', pg. 265-266, Sydney, 2000, 267 (colour illus.), 301.

Barry Pearce, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian', pg. 13-35, Sydney, 1988, 27.

The Museum of Modern Art, Sydney, A loan exhibition from private collections, Sydney, 1959. cat.no. 16; titled 'Self portrait'; Collection of Margaret Clarke

Natalie Wilson, Justin O'Brien: the sacred music of colour, 'Justin O'Brien and the art of transfiguration', pg. 23-145, Sydney, 2010, 29, 34 (colour illus.), 37, 157. cat.no. 7

Natalie Wilson, Justin O'Brien catalogue supplement, Sydney, 2010, 6. cat.no. 7

Exhibition history (6)

An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Jesse Martin and Justin O'Brien (1944), Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 01 Mar 1944–13 Mar 1944

Paintings from the back room (1956), Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 25 Jan 1956–04 Feb 1956

A loan exhibition from private collections (1959), The Museum of Modern Art, Sydney, Elizabeth Bay, 24 Oct 1959 -

Justin O'Brien and friends: a birthday celebration, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 06 Aug 1987–30 Aug 1987

Favourites: Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart (2002), S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 12 Jan 2002–24 Feb 2002

Justin O'Brien: the sacred music of colour, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Dec 2010–27 Feb 2011