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Fred Williams

Australia, England

23 Jan 1927 – 22 Apr 1982

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Upwey Victoria Australia
    Media category
    Materials used
    gouache on ivory Arches paper
    51.7 x 53.8 cm sheet (irreg.)
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., black gouache "Fred Williams.". Not dated.

    Ruth Komon Bequest in memory of Rudy Komon 2004
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Estate of Fred Williams

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  • About

    This gouache is from the 'Hillside and hummock in the landscape' series of 1965-67. It was painted at Upwey the year following Williams' return from Europe where he had been on the Helena Rubinstein Scholarship. The image draws directly on the hilly landscapes of Fern Tree Gully and Lysterfield, not far from his home at Upwey. The arc of the hillside as horizon is the dominant element of the landscape in Hillock, accentuated further by the painted pink and blue sky, which is, unusually, more illustrative.

    © Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005

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    Where the work was made


  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

    • Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Celebrating Fred Williams', pg. 24-25, Sydney, Nov 2004, front cover (colour illus.), 5 (colour illus.).

    • Patrick McCaughey, Fred Williams 1927-1982, Kensington, 1980, 182, 203. Plate no. 90, 'Hillock I', is a related work, as is 'Landscape with burning tree' 1968, reproduced on page 203

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