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Title

John Olsen, Lake Eyre

1975


Artist

Frank Hodgkinson

Australia

28 Apr 1919 - 20 Oct 2001


About

This portrait of John Olsen is a candid and spontaneous study made in 1975 on a trip to Lake Eyre, where Hodgkinson accompanied Olsen, Tim Storrier and naturalist Vincent Serventy. The lake was flooded for the first time in decades, with a resulting abundance of life attracting artists and scientists alike. The AGNSW has works in the collection by both Olsen and Hodgkinson that resulted from that trip - in fact, this drawing is on a sheet from one of Hodgkinson's sketchbooks already in the AGNSW collection.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004


Details


Date

1975


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

black fibre-tipped pen on white wove paper


Dimensions

29.5 x 19.5 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "FH/ 75".


Credit

Gift of Kate Hodgkinson, the artist's widow 2004


Location

Not on display


Accession number

106.2004


Artist information

Frank Hodgkinson

Works in the collection

85