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
black fibre-tipped pen on white wove paper
29.5 x 19.5 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "FH/ 75".
Gift of Kate Hodgkinson, the artist's widow 2004
Not on display
© Frank Hodgkinson Estate