(Australia, United Kingdom 08 Nov 1919–26 Feb 1977)
147.5 x 29.0 x 24.0cm
Much of the active career of this Hobart-born sculptor was spent in London, where he lived and taught from the late 1940s until his death in 1977. Inspired by the work of Henry Moore, Richmond was a full-time assistant to him in 1949-50, continuing to count the revered English sculptor a mentor and friend. The carving techniques of his compatriots Ola Cohn and Lyndon Dadswell were of early significance to Richmond, their monumental effects giving way in his work to more attenuated forms. Richmond produced a sequence of standing figures in bronze, a material that suited his increasing interest in the scarification and corrosion of sculptural surface as a metaphor for inner states. Sentinel epitomises these stark, aggrieved, yet rigidly armoured personages. Though the reductionism of Giacometti is operative, Richmond's own excavatory strategies and emotional defensiveness dominate.
Art Gallery Handbook 1999
Barry Pearce (Australia) (Author), Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Domain, 2000, 223 (colour illus.), 302.
Bruce James (Australia) (Author), Edmund Capon (England; Australia, b.1940) (Director), Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, Domain, 1999, 164 (colour illus.).
Ewen McDonald (Australia) (Editor), The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, Sydney, 1994, 74 (colour illus.).
Ken Scarlett (b.1927) (Author), Australian Sculptors, Melbourne, 1980, 561 (illus.).
Bulletin 17 Jun 1967, 17 Jun 1967, page unknown.
Sun-Herald 11 Jun 1967, 11 Jun 1967, page unknown.
The Canberra times 08 Jun 1967, 08 Jun 1967, page unknown.
1967 Acquisitions 1967, 1967, 41. cat.no. 54
Arts Centre New Metropole (England, estab. early 1960s) (Author), Zeitgenössische Malerei und Skulpturen australischer Künstler in Europa, England, 1963, (illus.). cat.no. 45; bronze; not paginated
Arts Centre New Metropole (England, estab. early 1960s) (Author), Australian painting and sculpture in Europe today, England, 1963, (illus.). cat.no. 45; bronze; not paginated
Oliffe Richmond (1962), Molton Gallery, 12 Sep 1962–29 Sep 1962.
Australian painting and sculpture in Europe today (1963), Arts Centre New Metropole, 20 Apr 1963–26 May 1963.
Australian painting and sculpture in Europe today (1963), Städel'sches Kunstinstitut Frankfurt am Main, 04 Jul 1963–11 Aug 1963.
Oliffe Richmond, Recent Sculpture (1967), Australian Sculpture Centre, 04 Jun 1967–04 Jul 1967.
Oliffe Richmond, Recent Sculpture (1967), Tolarno Galleries, 26 Jul 1967–16 Aug 1967.
Acquisitions 1967, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 06 Mar 1968–01 Apr 1968.
Oliffe Richmond (1968), David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, 17 Jun 1968–06 Jul 1968.
25th Anniversary Exhibition of the Society of Sculptors and Associates (1976), Sculptors Society at the Sculpture Centre, 21 Sep 1976–09 Oct 1976.