(Australia, England 1927–1982)
12.4 x 12.4cm platemark; 16.8 x 16.4cm sheet
Williams began making etchings in 1954, while a student at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. Inspired to some degree by Sickert and Daumier, his subjects during this period, were often taken from drawings made on the spot of street-life and performers in music halls.
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000
Hendrik Kolenberg (Netherlands; Australia) (Author), Anne Ryan (Australia) (Author), Fred Williams: from music hall to landscape, drawings and prints, Domain, 2001, 64 (illus.). cat.no. 22
Acquisitions 1967, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 06 Mar 1968–01 Apr 1968.
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000.
Fred Williams: from music hall to landscape, drawings and prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 25 Aug 2001–25 Nov 2001.