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Title

Abstraction

1951


Artist

Ralph Balson

Australia

12 Aug 1890 - 1964


Details


Date

1951


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on hardboard


Dimensions

90.2 x 105.3 cm board; 101.0 x 116.3 x 2.6 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., "R Balson. 51".


Credit

Gift of Mr. W. Balson the artist's son 1965


Location

Not on display


Accession number

OA11.1965


Artist information

Ralph Balson

Works in the collection

17


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 11 publications

Bibliography


Bruce Adams, Ralph Balson A Retrospective, Bulleen, Jul 1989, 41 (colour illus.), 80. cat.no. 21

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

Paul McGillick, Aspect: Art and Literature, 'The importance of Ralph Balson', pg. 4-17, Mona Vale, Winter 1981, 17 (illus.).

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

Jane Somerville, Look, 'Ralph Balson: abstract but more truly real with life', pg. 20-22, Sydney, Nov 2006, 21 (colour illus.).

Daniel Thomas (Editor), 1965 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1965, 12.

Daniel Thomas, Symposium papers: Colour in art - revisiting 1919 & R-Balson, 'Modern Australia: Colour in art 1910s-1950s', pg. 3-11, Sydney, 2008, 9, 11.

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. 54, Abstraction No. 1, 1950.

Natalie Wilson, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Grace Crowley / Ralph Balson / Frank Hinder / Margel Hinder', pg. 88-103, Sydney, 2002, 2-3 (colour illus., detail), 92, 93 (colour illus.), 142, 147.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Apr 1966, (illus.).