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Title

Portrait of George Johnston


Artist

Ray Crooke

Australia

1922 -


About

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.


Details


Other Title

George Johnston


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

OA4.1970


Archibald Prize

Winner - 1969


Artist information

Ray Crooke

Works in the collection

6


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 18 publications

Bibliography


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, 'Into the 1970s', pg. 63-87, Sydney, 1999, 63 (colour illus.), 134 (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.).

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

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 Newcastle sun, 'Archibald Prize to Ray Crooke', Newcastle, 14 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown