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Title

Basil Burdett reading

circa 1920s


Artist

Adelaide Perry

Australia

23 Jun 1891 - 19 Nov 1973


About

Basil Burdett (1897-1942) established the New Art Salon in Sydney (which became the Grosvenor Gallery) in 1921 and, with John Young, the Macquarie Galleries, in 1925. He was influential as a dealer in Sydney and later as art and drama critic for the Melbourne Herald (1931-1940), where he was an outspoken supporter of the modern movement. He is probably best remembered as the organizer of the Herald-backed 'Exhibition of French and British Contemporary Art', which toured to Australia in 1939 and proved to be a defining moment in the exhibition of modern art in Australia.

This portrait was formerly in the collection of Lloyd Rees, who was a good friend of Burdett.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003


Details


Date

circa 1920s


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil on paper


Dimensions

26.8 x 37.2 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Thea Proctor Memorial Fund 2003


Location

Not on display


Accession number

351.2003


Artist information

Adelaide Perry

Works in the collection

21


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history