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Waterfalls, from the album Volume 3



Fred Williams

Australia, England

23 Jan 1927 – 22 Apr 1982

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  • Details

    Media categories
    Print , Book
    Materials used
    etching, engraving, drypoint, relief in sepia ink on Kent paper
    State iv of 4, ed. 6/20
    20.4 x 13.7 cm platemark; 23.4 x 16.3 cm sheet
    Signature & date

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

    Gift of Gwen Frolich 2004
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Estate of Fred Williams

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    Fred Williams

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  • About

    Fred Williams was a major painter and draughtsman of the Australian landscape, and the most significant and influential Australian printmaker of the latter half of last century. His work has been the subject of a number of important exhibitions and publications in the past few years; most recently, his prints were shown in a solo exhibition at the British Museum in 2003.

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

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

    • Deborah Hart, Fred Williams: infinite horizons, 'Infinite horizons', pg. 156-183, Canberra, 2011, 170 (illus.). NOTE: This is not the AGNSW impression.

    • James Mollison, Fred Williams etchings, Woollahra, 1968.

    • Anne Ryan, Look, 'Fred Williams: First showing of his etchings given by Gwen Frolich', pg. 15, Sydney, May 2006, 15 (colour illus., State iii of 4 edition 31/35 ).

Other works by Fred Williams

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