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An image of Poppies, fruit and skull by John Passmore

John Passmore

(Australia 04 Feb 1904 – 09 Oct 1984)

Poppies, fruit and skull
Media category
Materials used
oil and charcoal on canvas on hardboard

45.7 x 61.0 cm board; 55.6 x 70.7 x 6.3 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, purple oil "J P". Not dated. Signed c. verso on brown paper, pen and black ink "John Passmore".
Purchased 1953
Accession number
© John Passmore Museum of Art
Not on display
Bibliography (6)

Paula Dredge, Margaret Sawicki, Steven Miller and Lindsay Parker, S.A. Parker Framing Works, 'Works in the collection with known Parker frames', pg. 27-68, Sydney, 2004, 62 (illus.).

Christine France, New Directions 1952-1962, 'New directions 1952-1962', pg. 7-19, Sydney, 1991, 41. 13

Grahame Kime., Flora: still life moving fast, 'Flora still moving fast', Gymea, 2008, (colour illus.). not paginated

Hal Missingham, Contemporary Australian painting, 'Introduction', pg. 5-6, Auckland, 1957, 13. 26

Barry Pearce, John Passmore 1904-84, Sydney, 1984, 59 (colour illus.). 32

Ursula Prunster (Curator), Australian painters; Seeing Cézanne, Sydney, 1998, 30. 26

Exhibition history (8)

Contemporary Australian painting (1957), Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, Feb 1957–Mar 1957

Maitland Local Centenary Art Exhibition: Paintings by artists from the Hunter Valley Region (1963), Maitland Town Hall, 23 Sep 1963–27 Sep 1963

John Passmore Retrospective (1984-1985):

New Directions 1952-1962, Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Art Gallery, Emu Plains, 08 Feb 1991–24 Mar 1991

Australian Painters Seeing Cézanne, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 28 Nov 1998–17 Jan 1999

Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000

Flora: still life moving fast, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, 06 Dec 2008–01 Feb 2009

Still life, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Jul 2013–23 Apr 2014