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Title

Untitled

1966


Artist

John Peart

Australia

10 Dec 1945 - 30 Sep 2013


About

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.


Details


Date

1966


Media categories

Drawing , Drawing


Materials used

acrylic on paper


Dimensions

13.8 x 21.3 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated u.r., pencil "PEART/ 66".


Credit

Gift of Frank Watters 2017. Donated under the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

145.2017


Artist information

John Peart

Works in the collection

26