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An image of Desert landscape by Russell Drysdale

Russell Drysdale

(England, Australia 07 Feb 1912 – 29 Jun 1981)

Title
Desert landscape
Other titles:
Rocky landscape
Year
(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
Accession number
OA15.1959
Copyright
© Russell Drysdale Estate
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (21)

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.).

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

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

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 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

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

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, Newtown, Jul 2014, 35 (colour illus.).

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

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

Exhibition history (9)

Sydney painting 1952, Unknown, 11 Jun 1952–21 Jun 1952

The Sydney Group (1952), Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 30 Jul 1952–18 Aug 1952

Second anniversary exhibition (1959), Clune Galleries, Sydney, 19 Aug 1959 -

Russell Drysdale: a retrospective exhibition of paintings from 1937 to 1960, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 05 Oct 1960–06 Nov 1960

Russell Drysdale: A retrospective exhibition; paintings 1937-1960 (Queensland Art Gallery), Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, 22 Apr 1961–28 May 1961

Australian Painting: Colonial, Impressionist, Contemporary (1962-63):

Russell Drysdale (Adelaide 1964), John Martin's Auditorium, 04 Mar 1964–21 Mar 1964

Aspects of Australian Figurative Painting 1942-1962: Dreams, Fears and Desires (The 5th Biennale of Sydney), S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 11 Apr 1984–17 Jun 1984

Russell Drysdale 1912-1981: