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An image of Abstraction by Ralph Balson

Ralph Balson

(Australia 12 Aug 1890 – 1964)

Media category
Materials used
oil on hardboard

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".
Gift of Mr. W. Balson the artist's son 1965
Accession number
© R Balson Estate
Not on display
Bibliography (11)

Bruce Adams, Ralph Balson A Retrospective, Bulleen, Jul 1989, 41 (colour illus.), 80. 21

Nicholas Chambers, Art and Australia (Vol. 40, No. 2), 'Ralph Balson: "Painting". Abstracting the invisible', pg. 250-251, St Leonards, 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, Newtown, 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, Paddington, 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 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.).

Exhibition history (4)

Twelve Australian Artists:

Balson, Crowley, Fizelle, Hinder:

Ralph Balson: a retrospective:

Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003

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