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Saplings, Wedderburn



Fred Williams

Australia, England

23 Jan 1927 – 22 Apr 1982

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  • Details

    Media category
    Materials used
    gouache on ivory Arches paper
    79.2 x 58.3 cm sheet (irreg.)
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l., pen and black ink "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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    Fred Williams

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  • About

    In 1970, Fred Williams began using a new format composed of strips that grew out of his observation of the landscape in relation to the horizon. The strip format developed from a series of gouaches painted from the 24th floor of the AMP tower in Bourke Street, Melbourne, which afforded him a new angle on the landscape. He was to use this device frequently from that time on, especially when painting coastal subjects.

    'Saplings, Wedderburn' was painted while Williams was staying with his friend and fellow artist, Ian Armstrong. It is one of the very few strip gouaches made on a vertically oriented sheet.

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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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

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