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Title

Untitled

1965

Artist

John Peart

Australia

10 Dec 1945 - 30 Sep 2013

  • Details

    Date
    1965
    Media categories
    Drawing , Painting
    Materials used
    acrylic, oil on thin cream ivory wove paper
    Dimensions
    20.5 x 25.8 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., blue and black ballpoint pen "'PEART 20/12/65"

    Credit
    Gift of Frank Watters 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    143.2017
    Copyright
    © Estate of John Peart

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    John Peart began exhibiting his work in the mid -1960s after arriving in Sydney from Brisbane, and was soon to achieve national prominence in the ground breaking exhibition ‘The Field’ in 1968 (National Gallery of Victoria/Art Gallery of New South Wales) with minimalist shaped canvasses. His adherence to minimalism was brief, however, and for the majority of his career his work was characterised by the expressive, lyrical abstraction evident in his earliest work, inspired by the landscape of his semi-rural home on the outskirts of Sydney, at Wedderburn.

    In the 1960s, the early years of his career, Peart made a large number of drawings. Exploratory and calligraphic in nature, he sought to capture the immediacy of the painting experience, in spontaneous drawings and paintings on paper considering colour, space and form.

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