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Title

Abstraction


Artist

Ralph Balson

Australia

12 Aug 1890 - 1964


Details


Date

1950


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on hardboard


Dimensions

60.7 x 90.2 cm board; 63.5 x 93.4 x 3.2 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., red oil "R Balson. 50".


Credit

Purchased 1965


Location

Not on display


Accession number

OA10.1965


Artist information

Ralph Balson

Works in the collection

17


Shown in 6 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 10 publications

Bibliography


Bruce Adams, Ralph Balson A Retrospective, Bulleen, Jul 1989, 37 (colour illus.), 76. cat.no. 19

Nicholas Chambers, Art and Australia (Vol. 40, No. 2), 'Ralph Balson: "Painting". Abstracting the invisible', pg. 250-251, Sydney, Dec 2002-Feb 2003, 250.

Deborah Edwards, Two centuries of Australian painting: a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Introduction', pg. 8-14, Sydney, 1986, 37 (illus.). cat.no. 39

Niagara Galleries, Blue Chip XI: The collector's exhibition, Melbourne, 2009, 31 (colour illus.). NOTE: Related work; titled 'Constructive painting'; dated 1954.

Daniel Thomas, Art and Australia, 'Australian collection', pg. 52-62, Sydney, Jul 1972, 61 (illus.).

David Thomas, Deutscher and Hackett fine art auction: Melbourne 29 August 2012, 'Works from the Wesfarmers collection of Australian art part 1: lots 1-23’, pg. 58-59, Melbourne, 2012, 58.

Laurence Thomas, Twelve Australian artists, London, 1953. probably in error as cat.no. 55, Abstraction No. 2, 1951.

Natalie Wilson, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Grace Crowley / Ralph Balson / Frank Hinder / Margel Hinder', pg. 88-103, Sydney, 2002, 96 (colour illus.), 142, 147.

Katie Yuill, Kinetic: The art of Ralph Balson, Grace Crowley, Rah Fizelle, Margel Hinder & Frank Hinder, Sydney, 2005. cat.no. 6

Grace Crowley's contribution to Australian modernism and geometric abstraction, 'Partnership in abstraction', pg. 105-130, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2010, 121, 122 (illus.). figure 5.4