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Title

Christmas morn

1945


Artist

Alan Sumner

Australia

10 Nov 1911 - 20 Oct 1994


About

"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


Details


Place where the work was made

Collingwood Melbourne Victoria Australia


Date

1945


Media category

Print


Materials used

screenprint, printed in colour from 15 stencils


Edition

from an edition of 40


Dimensions

39.6 x 45.6 cm image


Credit

Purchased 1946


Location

Not on display


Accession number

7698


Artist information

Alan Sumner

Works in the collection

7


Place

Where the work was made
Collingwood

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Roger Arthur Butler, Alan Sumner screenprints: A catalogue Raisonné, Hawthorn East, 1993, 34, 35 (colour illus.). cat.no. 9

Hendrik Kolenberg, Everyday life: prints drawings and watercolours from the collections of Australian and European art, Sydney, 1994. cat.no. 78

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

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