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Title

R.A.A.F. Pier, Point Cook

1946


Artist

Alan Sumner

Australia

10 Nov 1911 - 20 Oct 1994


About

"During the war we were required to make certain records of the R.A.A.F. Station at Pt Cook. I made a special drawing and sketch of the pier at the time. A copy of this print was retained for the Australian War Memorial at Canberra.
I had begun to use translucent and transparent paint at this stage. By adding certain particular oils and varnishes to the colours I could achieve this.
This was one of the first prints to show transparencies and translucencies together".

Alan Sumner quoted in Roger Butler, 'Alan Sumner screenprints: A catalogue Raisonné', Eastgate Gallery, Melbourne, 1993


Details


Other Title

R.A.A.F. Pier Point cook


Place where the work was made

Collingwood Melbourne Victoria Australia


Date

1946


Media category

Print


Materials used

screenprint, printed in colour from 17 stencils


Dimensions

36.8 x 45.2 cm image


Credit

Purchased 1946


Location

Not on display


Accession number

7697


Artist information

Alan Sumner

Works in the collection

7


Place

Where the work was made
Collingwood

Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Roger Arthur Butler, Alan Sumner screenprints: A catalogue Raisonné, Hawthorn East, 1993, 56, 57 (colour illus.). cat.no. 27