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Alan Sumner

(Australia 10 Nov 1911 – 20 Oct 1994)

Christmas morn
Place of origin
Media category
Materials used
screenprint, printed in colour from 15 stencils
from an edition of 40

39.6 x 45.6 cm image

Purchased 1946
Accession number
© Alan Sumner
Not on display
Further information

"The first art work for this was an oil painting. It seemed to me a good group of shapes and forms. I redesigned it entirely for a screen print using mostly opaque colour with the line of figures dark against the light. Always I was interested first in the drawing or design, then the quality of the printing, next the colour harmony and finally the subject. Usually all these facets came together at the one time as I worked. I had not yet discovered how to arrive at transparencies".

Alan Sumner quoted in Roger Butler, 'Alan Sumner screenprints: A catalogue Raisonné', Eastgate Gallery, Melbourne, 1993

Bibliography (4)

Roger Arthur Butler, Alan Sumner screenprints: A catalogue Raisonné, Hawthorn East, 1993, 34, 35 (colour illus.). 9

Hendrik Kolenberg, Everyday life: prints drawings and watercolours from the collections of Australian and European art, Sydney, 1994. 78

Richard McMillian (Editor), Art Network, Sydney, Summer 1984, 12 (illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), Australasian post, Melbourne, 23 May 1946, (illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

Everyday Life, prints, drawings and watercolours from the collections of Australian and European Art:

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