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Title

Untitled

1977

Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008

  • Details

    Date
    1977
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    charcoal on pale green paper
    Dimensions
    30.4 x 47.5 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "6.3.77 Gleeson".

    Credit
    Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1994
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    60.1994
    Copyright
    © Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation

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    Gleeson's drawings of the late 1970s generated new images and ideas for paintings. He filled a number of drawing pads with drawings in charcoal and pastel - charcoal in particular, a 'painterly' medium, lent itself to free expression without the distraction of colour. Ten of his drawing pads were gifted to the AGNSW in 1994-95.

    "I hadn't done much drawing at all between the mid 50s and 1975, then I started really drawing seriously again. From sketchbook after sketchbook, most of those I gave to the NSW Gallery ... and it was 1976 I think that those drawings began and they sort of built up and led into this last period", James Gleeson to Joseph Eisenberg 22 July 1998

    Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 60.

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