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Snow storm, Perisher Valley II



Fred Williams

Australia, England

23 Jan 1927 – 22 Apr 1982

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Kosciuzko National Park New South Wales Australia
    Media category
    Materials used
    gouache on ivory Arches paper
    57.0 x 76.5 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., 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

    It's the kind of country you have to be born into – or be just plain 'hardy', but tremendously attractive to look at – the fascinating patches of snow form themselves into very inventive shapes.
    - Fred Williams 1975

    Fred Williams and his family took a holiday at the Kosciuszko National Park in January 1975. Although it was mid summer, the weather was unseasonably cold and there were traces of snow on the peaks. Williams made a number of studies of the landscape in acrylic and then gouache. This work depicts a sudden summer snowstorm.

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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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

    • Patrick McCaughey, Fred Williams 1927-1982, Kensington, 1980, 287-288. General reference to paintings from this period.

    • James Mollison, A singular vision: the art of Fred Williams, Canberra, 1989, 191-197. General reference to paintings from this period.

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