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An image of The argument by John Passmore

John Passmore

(Australia 04 Feb 1904 – 09 Oct 1984)

The argument
Place of origin
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Media category
Materials used
oil on hardboard

28.6 x 73.7 cm board; 45.7 x 91.3 x 2.1 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated bot.c. verso on frame, black ink on paper ".../ John Passmore/ 1953".
Purchased 1953
Accession number
© John Passmore Museum of Art
Not on display
Bibliography (10)

Kym Bonython, Ross K Luck, Laurie Thomas and Elwyn Lynn, Modern Australian painting, 1950/1975, Adelaide, 1980, 27 (colour illus.).

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, 63 (illus.).

Elwyn Lynn., The Weekend Australian, 'Retrospective puts Passmore in order', Surry Hills, 29 Dec 1984-30 Dec 1984, page unknown.

Hal Missingham, The Studio, 'Recent Australian Painting', pg. 33-41, 63, London, 1957, 35 (illus.).

Barry Pearce, John Passmore 1904-84, Sydney, 1984, 62 (colour illus.). 35

David Thomas, Society of Artists Spring Exhibition, 'Works from the Wesfarmers collection of Australian art part 1: lots 1-23’, pg. 24-25, Sydney, 1912, 24.

Laurence Thomas., Contemporary Australian painters, 'Foreword', Ottawa, 1957, illus.. 47, 5

Laurie Thomas, Modern Australian painting and sculpture: a survey of Australian art from 1950-1960, 'Introduction', pg. 1-10, Adelaide, 1960, 21 (colour illus.).

Clive Turnbull, Jean Campbell and Daniel Thomas, Australian painting: colonial, impressionist, contemporary, Adelaide, 1962, 46. 163

The Adelaide Festival of Arts 1962: Special exhibitions at the National Gallery of South Australia, 'Australian Painting: Colonial, Impressionist, Contemporary', Adelaide, 1962. not paginated, 171

Exhibition history (5)

Contemporary Australian Painters (1957):

Australian Painting: Colonial, Impressionist, Contemporary (1962-63):

1940-1965: The heroic years of Australian painting:

John Passmore Retrospective (1984-1985):

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