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John Passmore


04 Feb 1904 - 09 Oct 1984




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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.

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

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, 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

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

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.

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

S.A. Parker Framing Works, 'Works in the collection with known Parker frames', pg. 27-68, Sydney, 2004, 64 (illus.).