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Allan Mitelman

Australia, Poland

06 Aug 1946 –

  • Details

    Media categories
    Drawing , Watercolour
    Materials used
    watercolour, ink, pencil on medium-weight off-white wove paper
    16.5 x 23.5 cm image; 19.0 x 26.2 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r. corner, pencil "15 AM".
    Signed and dated bot c., verso, pencil "AM 15 [underlined]".

    Gift of Matisse Mitelman 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Allan Mitelman/Copyright Agency

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  • About

    Described as ‘an art of sensibility’ (Terence Maloon, Allan Mitelman, paintings 1972-2002 Melbourne: VCA, 2002 p.23), Allan Mitelman’s work benefits from sustained observation. A palpable quality of touch is evident in every work, nuanced and appealing foremost to the senses. Mitelman’s work defies meaning; rather, each work is an object with which the viewer is persuaded to engage imaginatively and associatively. Complex, yet intimate in scale and intuitive in execution, his abstract mark-making is singularly obsessive, tactile and rarified. Drawing forms a central part of his practice, and the variety of his materials and drawing/painting methods lends nuance and variety to an oeuvre that at first glance appears largely monochromatic, later proves to be richly varied in colour and form.

Other works by Allan Mitelman

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