- Media category
- Materials used
- black conté on ivory wove paper
- 38.0 x 49.6 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., black conté "John Brack 54". Dated c.r., black conté "2-8-54".
- Purchased with funds provided by the Arthur Boyd Acquisition Fund 1996
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Helen Brack
- Artist information
Works in the collection
John Brack is a major figurative artist of the post war period in Australia. This drawing is from the artist's early maturity, a powerful and sculptural study of the figure and one of seven drawings by Brack in the collection. The subject is Barbara Blackman, who modelled for a number of artists in Melbourne in the 1950s.
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Dec 1997–15 Mar 1998
John Brack portraits (2007), National Portrait Gallery [Old Parliament House], Canberra, 24 Aug 2007–18 Nov 2007
John Brack Retrospective (2009-2010), Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne, 24 Apr 2009–09 Aug 2009
Referenced in 5 publications
Edmund Capon, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'John Brack / Jeffrey Smart', pg. 116-127, Sydney, 2002, 116 (colour illus.), 143, 147.
Kristy Grant, John Brack, 'Human nature: the art of John Brack', pg. 87-132, Melbourne, 2009, 26 (colour illus.), 107.
Fiona Harari, The Weekend Australian magazine, 'Portraits of a Lady', pg. 20, Sydney, 26 May 1997, 20.
Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 99 (illus.). cat.no. 92
Author Unknown, Joel's, Aug 1993, 20 (illus.).
Other works by John Brack
See all 37 works