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An image of Nude and the moon by Godfrey Miller

Godfrey Miller

(Australia 20 Aug 1893 – 10 May 1964)

Nude and the moon
Place of origin
PaddingtonSydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Media category
Materials used
oil, pen and black ink on canvas

61.6 x 104.2 cm stretcher; 64.3 x 107.3 x 4.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, pen and black ink "Godfrey Miller". Not dated.
Gift of the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 1959
Accession number
© Estate of Godfrey Miller
20th & 21st c Australian art
Bibliography (37)

Donald Brook, The Canberra times, 'Cosmos revealed', pg. 11, Ainslie, 20 Aug 1966, 11.

Craig Bush, Look, 'Years of enrichment: The society reaches another milestone', pg. 12-15, Newtown, May 2009, 12 (colour illus.), 13, 14.

Douglas Dundas, Antique News and Sales, 'Godfrey Miller and his art', pg. 8, Jul 1975, 8.

Geoffrey Dutton, The Innovators: the Sydney alternatives in the rise of modern art, literature and ideas, 1986, 80.

Deborah Edwards, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Mosaic and figure', pg. 213-214, Sydney, 2000, 217 (colour illus.), 301.

Deborah Edwards, Godfrey Miller, Sydney, 1996, 3 (colour illus.), 11-14, 56, 60, 123. plate no. 1

James Gleeson, Australian Painters, 1976, 296.

James Gleeson, Modern Painters 1931-1970, 1970. plate no. 20

James Gleeson, Masterpieces of Australian painting, Melbourne, 1969, 125 (colour illus.). NOTE: Dated 1954-1959

James Gleeson, Sun-Herald, 'Book brings coming of age', pg. 92, Sydney, 31 Jul 1966, 92.

James Gleeson, Art and Australia [vol. 1, no. 1], 'Painting in Australia since 1945', pg. 12, Sydney, May 1963, 12.

James Gleeson, The Herald Melbourne, 17 Jun 1959, 20.

Sasha Grishin, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Roger Kemp / Godfrey Miller', pg. 104-115, Sydney, 2002, 106, 115 (colour illus.), 145, 147.

Sasha Grishin, Australian art: a history, 'The competitive spirit in Australian art', pg. 350-363, Carlton, 2013, 352, 354 (colour illus.), 551, 565. plate no. 34.2

Christopher Heathcote, Encounters with Australian modern art, 'Reconstruction culture 1945-1962', pg. 9-56, South Yarra, 2008, 30, 31 (colour illus.). NOTE: Two related works reproduced: 'Nude and the moon' circa 1961-1964, TarraWarra Museum of Art; 'Nude and the moon' circa 1962, private collection.

John Henshaw (Editor), Godfrey Miller, Sydney, 1965, (colour illus.). plate no. 33; NOTE: Dated 1954-58

Judith Laurence, Look, 'Society Gifts: The Nude and the Moon', pg. 22, Heidelberg, Sep 1989, 22 (colour illus.). NOTE: Dated 1954-1958

Tony MacDougall (Editor), Australian Encyclopaedia Vol. 1, Terrey Hills, 1996, 282 (colour illus.).

Macquarie Galleries, (Godfrey Miller), Sydney, 1957. possibly 1; titled 'Nude and the Moon'

Alan McCulloch, The heroic years of Australian painting, 1940-1965: the Herald exhibition, Melbourne, 1977, 32 (colour illus.). 39

Alan McCulloch, Encyclopedia of Australian art (vol 2), Victoria, 1984, (colour illus.). plate no. 14

Ronald Millar, Civilized magic: an interpretive guide to Australian paintings, Toorak, 1974, 36-39, (colour illus.). plate no. 37; NOTE: Dated 1954-1958

Hal Missingham (Director), Purchases and acquisitions for 1959, Sydney, 1959, 10 (illus.).

Laura Murray, Great Australian paintings, New South Wales, 1989, 53 (colour illus.).

Barry Pearce and Haruo Arikawa, Two hundred years of Australian painting: nature, people and art in the southern continent, Tokyo, 1992, 152 (colour illus.). 95

Barry Pearce, Look: 1953-2003 celebrating 50 years, 'Presenting our own artists: how the AGS put balance into the Australian collection', pg. 42-44, Newtown, May 2003, 42 (colour illus.).

Simon Pierse, Art and Australia (Vol. 42, No. 2), 'Recent Australian painting: Australian artists in London in 1961', pg. 226-235, Paddington, Dec 2004-Feb 2005, 232.

John Douglas Pringle, Australian Painting Today, London, 1963, 79.

Ernest Smith., Art New Zealand, 'Memories of three New Zealand expatriate painters', Auckland, 1976-1977. NOTE: Dated 1954-1958

Sotheby's Australia, Sotheby's Melbourne: important Australian art (24 & 25 August 2009), Melbourne, 2009, 74.

Jill Sykes (Editor), Look, Newtown, Oct 2006, 33 (colour illus.).

Martin Terry, Masterpieces of Australian Painting, Sydney, 1984, 109 (colour illus.).

Laurie Thomas, Modern Australian painting and sculpture: a survey of Australian art from 1950-1960, 'Introduction', pg. 1-10, Adelaide, 1960, 20 (colour illus.). NOTE: Collection: in possession of the artist

Laurie Thomas (Editor), 200 Years of Australian painting, Rushcutters Bay, 1971, 75 (colour illus.).

Whitechapel Art Gallery (Compilator), Recent Australian Painting, London, 1961, (illus.). 59, plate no. XXII

Donald Williams, In our own image: the story of Australian art, Sydney, 1995, 146 (colour illus.).

Donald Williams, In our own image: the story of Australian art, Sydney, 2002, 99, 100 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (9)

Godfrey Miller 1957, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 07 Jul 1957–17 Jul 1957

Godfrey Miller Retrospective Exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria [Swanston Street], Melbourne, 10 Jun 1959–17 Jul 1959

Recent Australian Painting, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, Jun 1961–Jul 1961

Godfrey Miller:

1940-1965: The heroic years of Australian painting:

The heroic years of Australian painting 1940-1965, Melbourne Herald, 30 Apr 1977–31 Aug 1978

Two hundred years of Australian painting : Nature, people and art in the southern continent:

Leaping boundaries: a century of New Zealand artists in Australia, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, 09 Jun 2001–17 Jul 2001

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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