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Title

The modern pyramid

(circa 1932)

Artist

Bim Hilder

Australia

1909 - 08 Jun 1990

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  • Details

    Date
    (circa 1932)
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching and aquatint, printed in black ink with plate tone on ivory wove paper
    Edition
    14/60
    Dimensions
    27.6 x 22.1 cm platemark; 33.4 x 26.0 cm sheet (irreg.)
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. corner, pencil "Bim Hilder.". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1984
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    114.1984
    Artist information
    Bim Hilder

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  • About

    Bim Hilder worked predominantly as a sculptor, and had a particular interest in architecture, having worked as a builder with Walter Burley Griffin and Marian Mahoney on the development of the Sydney suburb of Castlecrag. Hilder studied etching with Sydney Long in 1928, and showed with the Australian Painter- Etchers’ Society in the late 1920s and 1930s.

    "The modern pyramid" depicts the construction of the Anzac Memorial in
    Sydney’s Hyde Park; completed in 1934, it was one of the most innovative fusions of modern architecture and sculpture in its day,
    designed in the art-deco style by C Bruce Dellit and decorated with sculptures by Rayner Hoff.

    from Anne Ryan, 'Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, Sydney 2007

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