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An image of Portrait of George Johnston by Ray Crooke

Ray Crooke

(Australia 1922 – )

Title
Portrait of George Johnston
Other titles:
George Johnston
Year
1969
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas on hardboard
Dimensions

74.0 x 121.0 cm

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., red/brown oil "R Crooke/ 69".
Credit
Purchased 1970
Accession number
OA4.1970
Copyright
© AGNSW
Location
Not on display
Further information

Artist Ray Crook and writer George Johnston were neighbours in the Sydney suburb of Mosman. The Archibald 1969 win came as something of a surprise to the art community as Crooke was known primarily as a landscape painter.

Peter Ross, 'Let's Face It: The history of the Archibald Prize' 2005, pg. 144.

This work was acquired by the Gallery in 1970.

Bibliography (18)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes for 1969, Sydney, 1969.

James Gleeson; 'Big Prize to Sydney artist'., The Sun, 'Few bright spots in Prize showing', Sydney, 14 Jan 1970, page number unknown.

Ray Crooke'., Border morning mail, 'Archibald Prize for a portrait, Albury, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

Ann Galbally., Age, 'Are our art awards relevant to the '70s?', Melbourne, 19 Jan 1970, page number unknown (illus.).

James Gleeson., Sun-Herald, 'Cheers for the prize takers', Sydney, 18 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

Anna Waldmann, The Archibald Prize: an illustrated history 1921-1981, Sydney, 1981, 232 (colour illus.).

Ian Mathews (Editor), The Canberra times, 'Archibald Prize to Ray Crooke', Ainslie, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown (illus.). author unknown

John Irvine Moorhead (Editor in Chief), The daily examiner, 'Portrait of writer wins prize for Sydney artist', Grafton, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

W. T. G. Richards (Editor in Chief), The West Australian, '$1,900 prize to Sydney Painter', Perth, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, 'Chapter 4: Into the 1970s', pg. 61-85, Sydney, 2005, 61 (colour illus.),144 (colour illus.).

Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, 'Into the 1970s', pg. 63-87, Sydney, 1999, 63 (colour illus.), 134 (colour illus.).

Roy E. Shone (Editor in Chief), Mercury, '"Archibald to NSW', Hobart, 15 Jan 2014, page number unknown. author unknown

Daniel Thomas., Sunday telegraph, 'Few paintings have merit', Sydney, 18 Jan 1970, page number unknown.

Anna Waldmann, Art and Australia (Vol. 20, No. 2), 'The Archibald Prize', pg. 213-236, Sydney, Summer 1982, 232 (colour illus.).

Elizabeth Young., The advertiser, 'Painting, sculpture', Adelaide, 24 Jan 1970, page number unknown (illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), The daily telegraph, 'Sydney man wins Archibald Prize', Sydney, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

Editor Unknown (Editor in Chief), The Northern daily leader, 'Archibald Prize to Sydney man', Tamworth, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

Editor Unknown (Editor in Chief), The Newcastle sun, 'Archibald Prize to Ray Crooke', Newcastle, 14 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

Exhibition history (3)

Archibald, Wynne, Pring and Sulman Competitions for 1969, Sydney Town Hall, Australia, 15 Jan 1970–01 Feb 1970

North of Capricorn: the Art of Ray Crooke, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, 21 Nov 1997–04 Jan 1998

Inaugural permanent display, National Portrait Gallery [Old Parliament House], Canberra, 04 Mar 1999–04 Mar 2000