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Old age pensioner, London


Douglas Watson


1920 – 1972

  • Details

    Media category
    Materials used
    lithograph, printed in black ink on ivory wove paper
    40.5 x 27.8 cm image; 55.9 x 38.2 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Gift of Ellen Waugh 2001
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Estate of Douglas Watson

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    Artist information
    Douglas Watson

    Works in the collection


  • About

    Watson studied at the East Sydney Technical College, and won the NSW Travelling Scholarship in 1939. The Second World War delayed his departure - he was not to travel to Europe until 1947-51. In the meantime he was appointed as an official War Artist in 1942, in which capacity he served in New Guinea and Borneo. He won the Wynne Prize in 1940 and 1945. He taught at the Alexander Mackie College, Sydney from 1962 to 1972, and was well known as an artist, collector and lecturer. Watson died in 1972 aged 52.

    Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2001

Other works by Douglas Watson

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