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Title

Man with the yellow shirt

(circa 1943)


Artist

Justin O'Brien

Australia, Italy

02 Aug 1917 - 17 Jan 1996


Details


Other Titles

Man in yellow shirt

Self portrait [erroneously]

Man with yellow shirt


Place where the work was made

Poland


Date

(circa 1943)


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on wood


Dimensions

49.9 x 39.9 cm board; 40.0 x 25.0 cm sight edge; 56.0 x 41.0 x 5.0 cm frame :

0 - Whole; 65.1 x 50.7 x 5 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased with funds contributed by Russell and Sarah Keddie 1986


Location

Not on display


Accession number

52.1986


Artist information

Justin O'Brien

Works in the collection

20


Place

Where the work was made
Poland

Shown in 6 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 14 publications

Bibliography


Anthony Bradley, The Australian, 'Painter with deep religious sensibility', pg. 17, Sydney, 25 Jan 1996, 17.

[Paul Haefliger], The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Repatriated war prisoners' art', pg. 10, Sydney, 01 Mar 1944, 10.

Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart, Favourites: Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart selections, Sydney, 2002. no catalogue numbers; Margaret Olley selection.

Barry Pearce, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian', pg. 13-35, Sydney, 1988, 27.

Barry Pearce, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The enduring image', pg. 265-266, Sydney, 2000, 267 (colour illus.), 301.

Natalie Wilson, Justin O'Brien: the sacred music of colour, 'Justin O'Brien and the art of transfiguration', pg. 23-145, Sydney, 2010, 29, 34 (colour illus.), 37, 157. cat.no. 7

A loan exhibition from private collections, Sydney, 1959. cat.no. 16; titled 'Self portrait'; Collection of Margaret Clarke

Paintings from the back room, Sydney, 1956. probably cat.no. 17; titled 'Man in yellow shirt'

An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Jesse Martin and Justin O'Brien, Sydney, 1944. cat.no. 16; titled 'Man with the yellow shirt'; priced 18 guineas

Justin O'Brien catalogue supplement, Sydney, 2010, 6. cat.no. 7

Justin O'Brien: image and icon, Sydney, 1997, 11, 12, 44, 45 (colour illus.), 168. plate no. 2; titled 'Man with the yellow shirt'; dated 1944

Justin O'Brien: image and icon, Sydney, 1987, 11, 12, 36, 37 (colour illus.), 126. plate no. 2; titled 'Man with the yellow shirt'; dated 1944

Justin O'Brien and friends: A birthday celebration, Sydney, 1987. cat.no. 2; titled 'Man with yellow shirt'; dated 1944

Five years on: a selection of acquisitions 1981-1986, Sydney, 1986. cat.no. 95