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John Passmore


04 Feb 1904 - 09 Oct 1984




Media category


Materials used

oil on hardboard


50.8 x 61.0 cm board; 60.5 x 70.5 x 6.3 cm frame


Purchased 1953


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

John Passmore

Works in the collection


Shown in 7 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 13 publications


Herbert Badham, A gallery of Australian art, 'Introduction', pg. v-vii., Sydney, 1954, xiii, (illus.). plate no. 61

Sue Cramer, Cubism & Australian art, 'This Spiritual Adventure: Postwar Cubism 1950-1979', pg. 154-197, Melbourne, 2009, 154 (colour illus., detail), 157 (colour illus.), 158.

Paula Dredge, Margaret Sawicki, Steven Miller and Lindsay Parker, S.A. Parker Framing Works, 'Works in the collection with known Parker frames', pg. 27-68, Sydney, 2004, 64 (illus.).

Deborah Edwards, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Mosaic and figure', pg. 213-214, Sydney, 2000, 226 (colour illus.), 301.

Glenbrook School of Arts, Third Annual Australian Arts and crafts exhibition (1964), Blue Mountains, 1964. no catalogue numbers

Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'John Passmore', Sydney, 1976, (illus.). 58; not paginated

Terence Maloon, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Cézanne's disciple a master of colour music', pg. 2, Sydney, 12 Jan 1985, 2.

Barry Pearce, John Passmore 1904-84, Sydney, 1984, 53 (colour illus.). 26

Barry Pearce, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian', pg. 13-35, Sydney, 1988, 30.

Ursula Prunster, Australian painters; Seeing Cézanne, 'An era of staunch individuals: the 1940s to 1960s, pg. 9-12, Sydney, 1998, 9, 22 (colour illus.), 30. 25

Jill Sykes, Look, 'Remembering John Passmore: a home for the works of an important Australian artist', pg. 20-22, Sydney, Aug 2004, 21 (colour illus.).

Project 41 - the mosaic, the grid, Sydney, 1983, 4 (illus.). 4

Editor Unknown (Editor), Newcastle morning herald & miners' advocate, 'Bark paintings best in show', Newcastle, 23 Apr 1958. Review of AGNSW Loan exhibition at Newcastle City Art Gallery.