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Title

Columbine

1973

Artist

Dušan Marek

Australia

07 Mar 1926 - 09 Mar 1993

  • Details

    Date
    1973
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    charcoal on linen on plywood
    Dimensions
    113.0 x 92.5 cm board; 116.0 x 93.3 x 1.3 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "Dusan Marek 73".

    Credit
    Gift of James Agapitos and Ray Wilson 2002
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    17.2002
    Copyright
    © AGNSW

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    Dušan Marek

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  • About

    Marek was one of Australia's foremost surrealists, a painter, draughtsman, avant-garde film-maker and teacher. Czech-born he arrived in Australia with his wife Helena in 1948 and has lived and worked in New South Wales, South Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania. He was the subject of an AGNSW 'Project' exhibition 1975-76 and a critical inclusion in the National Gallery's exhibition 'Surrealism, Flight by Night' 1993 and its satellite touring component on Australian Surrealism.

    Apart from his undoubted qualities as a painter, Marek was a gifted and sensitive draughtsman, his charcoal drawings are especially fine with references to the human figure and the organic nature of matter.

    Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2002

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Jill Sykes, Look, 'The Marek Brothers: Adding to the tale of two émigré artists', pg. 36-37, Sydney, Dec 2009-Jan 2010, 36 (colour illus.).

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