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An image of Laurie Thomas by Ivor Hele

Ivor Hele

(Australia 13 Jun 1912 – 01 Dec 1993)

Laurie Thomas
Other titles:
Mr Laurence Thomas
Media category
Materials used
oil on hardboard

91.5 x 61.0 cm board; 119.0 x 87.5 x 5.5 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, red oil "HELE/ 51".
Purchased 1951
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

The subject of Ivor Hele's 1951 Archibald winning picture, Laurie Thomas, was an art critic, gallery director, journalist and editor. The work was acquired by the Gallery in 1951.

Bibliography (6)

Herbert Badham, A gallery of Australian art, 'Introduction', pg. v-vii., Sydney, 1954, xii, (illus.). plate no. 52

Anna Waldmann, The Archibald Prize: an illustrated history 1921-1981, Sydney, 1981, 224 (colour illus.).

Susan Hunt, The Archibald Prize 1921-1993, Sydney, 1993, 17 (colour illus.).

Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, ‘Chapter 3: The postwar years’, pg. 38-60, Sydney, 2005, 42 (colour illus.), 43, 139 (colour illus.).

Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, 'The Postwar Years', pg. 40-62, Sydney, 1999, 44 (colour illus.), 129 (colour illus.).

Anna Waldmann, Art and Australia (Vol. 20, No. 2), 'The Archibald Prize', pg. 213-236, Sydney, Summer 1982, 224 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (2)

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Competitions for 1951., National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 Jan 1952–24 Feb 1952

The Arts Festival of the Olympic Games (1956), National Gallery of Victoria [Swanston Street], Melbourne, 18 Nov 1956–15 Dec 1956