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Title

Dancer

1955-1956

Artist

Fred Williams

Australia, England

23 Jan 1927 - 22 Apr 1982

  • Details

    Date
    1955-1956
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching, aquatint, drypoint, warm black ink on ivory Japanese paper
    Edition
    9/14, state vi of 6
    Dimensions
    14.1 x 10.3 cm platemark; 26.0 x 20.7 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., pencil "Fred Williams.". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1995
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    170.1995
    Copyright
    © Estate of Fred Williams

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  • About

    Fred Williams was born in Richmond, Victoria and studied at the National Gallery School, Melbourne and George Bell School from 1944-49. In 1951 he moved to London where he studied at the Chelsea Art School (1951-55). He began making etchings in 1954 while a student at the Central School of Arts and Crafts (1954-56). These were figurative, often of performers in the music halls, inspired by Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942). The majority were made from drawings made on the spot, some of which were also developed as paintings. He returned to Australia in 1957 and turned to landscape for his subject matter in painting and etching. The plate for 'Dancer' is extant. The Gallery has 20 etchings by Williams.

    Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'Australian prints from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, 1998

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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