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Title

Laurie Thomas

1951


Artist

Ivor Hele

Australia

13 Jun 1912 - 01 Dec 1993


About

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.


Details


Other Title

Mr Laurence Thomas


Date

1951


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on hardboard


Dimensions

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".


Credit

Purchased 1951


Location

Not on display


Accession number

8596


Archibald Prize

Winner - 1951


Artist information

Ivor Hele

Works in the collection

11


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 6 publications

Bibliography


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.).