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Title

Desert landscape


Artist

Russell Drysdale

England, Australia

07 Feb 1912 - 29 Jun 1981


Details


Other Title

Rocky landscape


Date

(1952)


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

102.9 x 128.3 cm stretcher; 122.5 x 147.0 x 6.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.r., red oil "Russell Drysdale". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1959


Location

Not on display


Accession number

OA15.1959


Artist information

Russell Drysdale

Works in the collection

37


Shown in 9 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 21 publications

Bibliography


Christine Dixon and Terry Smith, Aspects of Australian figurative painting 1942-1962: dreams, fears and desires, 'Discussion of the images', pg. 71-90, Sydney, 1984, 68 (illus.), 78, 94. plate no. 53

Geoffrey Dutton, Russell Drysdale, 'Russell Drysdale - the man and his work', pg. 7-84, London, 1964, 50, 149 (illus.), 189. plate no. 79

Edwards and Shaw (Printer), Russell Drysdale: retrospective exhibition 1937 - 1960, Sydney, 1960. cat.no. 75

Paul Haefliger, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Sydney group show is exciting', pg. 2, Sydney, 30 Jul 1952, 2.

Roslynn Haynes, Seeking the Centre, ''On the tracts of thirst and furnace': dead explorers and national identity', pg. 111-128, Cambridge, 1998, 112-13 (colour illus.).

Lou Klepac, The life and work of Russell Drysdale, Kensington, 1983, 302 (colour illus.), 368. plate no. 118

Sandra McGrath and John Olsen, The artist & the desert, Sydney, 1981, 56 (colour illus.).

Ross Mellick and Nick Waterlow, Spirit and place: Art in Australia 1861-1996, Sydney, Nov 1996, 91 (illus.).

Vincent Fairfax and Russell Drysdale, Russell Drysdale, a lecture: Impressions of a painter in Europe today, Sydney, Dec 1959, cover (illus.).

Hal Missingham (Director), Purchases and acquisitions for 1959, Sydney, 1959, 8, (illus.). cat.no. 10

Sarah Scott, Seize the day: exhibitions, Australia and the world, 'A colonial legacy: Australian painting at the Tate Gallery, London, 1963', pg. 19.1-19.22., Clayton, 2008, 19.9.

Geoffrey Smith, Russell Drysdale 1912-1981, Melbourne, 1997, 136, 137 (colour illus.). cat.no. 52

William Splatt and Susan Bruce, 100 masterpieces of Australian landscape painting, Melbourne, 1986, 186, 187 (colour illus.). plate no. 90

Wendy Symonds (Editor), Look, Heidelberg, 10 (illus.).

Daniel Thomas, Hemisphere, 'Drysdale's art changed the Australian outlook', pg. 12-18, Sydney, Nov 1960, cover (illus.), 18 (illus.).

Daniel Thomas and Paul Haefliger, Russell Drysdale; a retrospective exhibition of paintings from 1937 to 1960, Sydney, 1960, 39 (illus.), 59. plate no. 23; cat.no. 75

Clive Turnbull, Jean Campbell and Daniel Thomas, Australian painting: colonial, impressionist, contemporary, Adelaide, 1962, 42. cat.no. 102

Judith White, Look, 'Russell Drysdale speaks: his thoughts from 55 years ago', pg. 34-36, Sydney, Jul 2014, 35 (colour illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Times, Our Adelaide Correspondent, 'Australian art - Colonial to Contemporary', pg. 15, London, 28 Mar 1962, 15 (illus.).

The Adelaide Festival of Arts 1962: Special exhibitions at the National Gallery of South Australia, 'Australian Painting: Colonial, Impressionist, Contemporary', Adelaide, 1962. not paginated, cat.no. 120

Editor Unknown (Editor), Australian art masterpieces, South Yarra, 1984, (colour illus.). plate no. 105