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2001-2011


Artist

William Wright AM

Australia

17 Feb 1937 - 31 Oct 2014


About

William Wright was born in Sydney in 1937. He undertook a Diploma in Painting at the National Art School in Sydney from 1954-58 and went on to study in Florence and London during the 1960s. His first solo exhibition was held in Edinburgh in 1965 shortly followed by exhibitions in London, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

Wright was well known as an curator, lecturer and arts administrator. Although he continued to paint, Wright stopped actively exhibiting in 1968 and did not begin again until 2008, when he showed at Perth's Galerie Dusseldorf under the title Triptych, along with his artist wife Hilarie Mais and their daughter Jessica Mais Wright.


Details


Date

2001-2011


Materials used

diptych: oil, wax, marble dust on wood


Dimensions

242.0 x 124.4 x 4.5 cm overall :

a - top, 122 x 124.4 x 4.5 cm

b - bottom, 120 x 114.5 x 3 cm


Signature & date

Signed and dated top c. verso [part a], black fibre-tipped pen "W W ... 2001 (illeg.)".
Signed upper c. verso [part b], white oil? "W W".
Dated upper c. verso [part b], white oil? ".../ 2001-2011".


Credit

Patrick White Bequest Fund 2015


Location

Not on display


Accession number

350.2015.a-b


Artist information

William Wright AM

Works in the collection

8


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Chris Mitchell (Editor in Chief), http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/visual-arts/obituary-artist-william-james-wright-opener-of-doors-to-perception/story-fn9d3avm-1227142402431, Canberra, 03 Dec 2014, (colour illus.). Obituary by Anna Johnson online