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Title

Untitled


Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008


About

Gleeson's drawings of the late 1970s generated new images and ideas for paintings. He filled a number of drawing pads with drawings in charcoal and pastel - charcoal in particular, a 'painterly' medium, lent itself to free expression without the distraction of colour. Ten of his drawing pads were gifted to the AGNSW in 1994-95.

"I hadn't done much drawing at all between the mid 50s and 1975, then I started really drawing seriously again. From sketchbook after sketchbook, most of those I gave to the NSW Gallery ... and it was 1976 I think that those drawings began and they sort of built up and led into this last period", James Gleeson to Joseph Eisenberg 22 July 1998

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 60.


Details


Date

1977


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

charcoal on pale green paper


Dimensions

30.4 x 47.5 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "6.3.77 Gleeson".


Credit

Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1994


Location

Not on display


Accession number

60.1994


Artist information

James Gleeson

Works in the collection

479


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, 'Refined Destruction! Dainty Horror!', pg. 19-28, Sydney, 2003, 25, 60 (colour illus.). cat.no. 19