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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.

Bibliography (4)

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

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.).

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

Exhibition history (3)

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman (1969), Sydney Town Hall, Australia, 15 Jan 1969–01 Feb 1969

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