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Title

John Olsen, Lake Eyre

1975

Artist

Frank Hodgkinson

Australia

28 Apr 1919 – 20 Oct 2001

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Frank Hodgkinson. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    Artist information
    Frank Hodgkinson

    Works in the collection

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  • 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

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