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Title

Seated figure


Artist

Ian Fairweather

Scotland, Australia

29 Sep 1891 - 20 May 1974


About

'Seated figure' was made while Fairweather was living in northern Australia, during the second of three principal phases of drawing in his career when his work made major shifts in content and style. Chinese calligraphy encouraged Fairweather to experiment with different ways of making marks; although he did not use calligraphy in a strictly traditional sense, it influenced his art profoundly, particularly his drawing. For Fairweather, drawings were catalysts in the development of his painting, part of a continuing cycle of development and progress.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000


Details


Place where the work was made

Cairns Queensland Australia


Date

1948


Media categories

Painting , Drawing


Materials used

pencil, gouache on cardboard


Dimensions

56.9 x 45.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r., gouache 'I F' [in Chinese characters]. Dated u.l., gouache '1948' [in Chinese characters].


Credit

Purchased 1949


Location

Not on display


Accession number

8177


Artist information

Ian Fairweather

Works in the collection

25


Place

Where the work was made
Cairns

Shown in 9 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 13 publications

Bibliography


Murray Bail, Ian Fairweather, 'Drawings, mostly', pg. 84-93, Sydney, 2009, 86 (colour illus.), 250. plate no. 61; cat.no. 69

Our Art Critic, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Exhibition reveals vitality in art', pg. 2, Sydney, 16 Nov 1956, 2.

James Gleeson., Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Ian Fairweather', Sydney, Jul 1965, cover (illus.).

Hendrik Kolenberg, Everyday life: prints drawings and watercolours from the collections of Australian and European art, Sydney, 1994. cat.no. 28

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 6 (colour illus.), 84 (illus.). cat.no. 76

Hendrik Kolenberg, The portrait and the nude: Australian drawings from the collection, Sydney, 1990. cat.no. 31

Ann Proudfoot, An expanded view: the Mary Turner Collection at Orange Regional Gallery, 'An expanded view', pg. 5-23, Orange, 2011, 19, 21 (colour illus.), 118.

Queensland Art Gallery (Curator), Fairweather: a retrospective exhibition, South Brisbane, Jun 1965. cat.no. 20; not paginated

Alan Sisley, Central Western Daily, 'An expanded view something to see', n.pag., Orange, 2011, n.pag.. Article relates to the exhibition 'An expanded vision: Mary Turner collection' held at Orange Regional Gallery in 2011.

Alison Small, Art and Artists of Australia, Melbourne, 1981, (colour illus.).

Robert Smith, The art bulletin of Tasmania, 'A figure painting by Fairweather - some misapprehensions', pg. 43, Hobart, 1984, 43 (illus.).

INK: Whiteley and Others, Sydney, 2006. List of works

Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Sydney, 2000.