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Title

Big London green

1968


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. He was well known as an curator, lecturer and arts administrator.

These two paintings are from a peak period in Wright's art practice, painted during Wright’s stay in London in the 1960s when he was involved in the hard edge geometric and colour field painting, conceptual art, and pop art movements. Minimalism was also a lifelong influence to Wright, and the impact of these movements is obvious in the works. 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 Duseseldoef under the title 'Triptych', along with his artist wife Hilarie Mais and their daughter Jessica Mais Wright.


Details


Place where the work was made

London England


Date

1968


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

268.4 x 154.0 x 3.5 cm stretcher


Signature & date

Signed and dated upper c. verso on stretcher bar, black fibre-tipped pen "W W/ 1968/ ...".
Signed and dated upper c. verso on canvas, black fibre-tipped pen "W W/ 1968/ ...".
Signed and dated l.l. verso on stretcher [upside down], black oil? "W W 1971".


Credit

Gift of Hilarie Mais 2015. Donated through the Australian Governemnt's Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

360.2015


Artist information

William Wright AM

Works in the collection

8


Place

Where the work was made
London

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history