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Title

Portrait of George Johnston

1969

Artist

Ray Crooke

Australia

1922 – 05 Dec 2015

  • Details

    Other Title
    George Johnston
    Date
    1969
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on canvas on hardboard
    Dimensions
    74.0 x 121.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., red/brown oil "R Crooke/ 69".

    Credit
    Purchased 1970
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    OA4.1970
    Copyright
    © AGNSW

    Reproduction requests

    Archibald Prize
    Winner - 1969
    Artist information
    Ray Crooke

    Works in the collection

    6

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  • About

    Artist Ray Crook and writer George Johnston were neighbours in the Sydney suburb of Mosman. The Archibald 1969 win came as something of a surprise to the art community as Crooke was known primarily as a landscape painter.

    Peter Ross, 'Let's Face It: The history of the Archibald Prize' 2005, pg. 144.

    This work was acquired by the Gallery in 1970.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 18 publications

    • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes for 1969, Sydney, 1969.

    • James Gleeson; 'Big Prize to Sydney artist'., The Sun, 'Few bright spots in Prize showing', Sydney, 14 Jan 1970, page number unknown.

    • Ray Crooke'., Border morning mail, 'Archibald Prize for a portrait, Albury, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

    • Ann Galbally., Age, 'Are our art awards relevant to the '70s?', Melbourne, 19 Jan 1970, page number unknown (illus.).

    • James Gleeson., Sun-Herald, 'Cheers for the prize takers', Sydney, 18 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

    • Anna Waldmann, The Archibald Prize: an illustrated history 1921-1981, Sydney, 1981, 232 (colour illus.).

    • Ian Mathews (Editor), The Canberra times, 'Archibald Prize to Ray Crooke', Ainslie, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown (illus.). author unknown

    • John Irvine Moorhead (Editor in Chief), The daily examiner, 'Portrait of writer wins prize for Sydney artist', Grafton, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

    • W. T. G. Richards (Editor in Chief), The West Australian, '$1,900 prize to Sydney Painter', Perth, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

    • Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, 'Chapter 4: Into the 1970s', pg. 61-85, Sydney, 2005, 61 (colour illus.),144 (colour illus.).

    • Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, 'Into the 1970s', pg. 63-87, Sydney, 1999, 63 (colour illus.), 134 (colour illus.).

    • Roy E. Shone (Editor in Chief), Mercury, '"Archibald to NSW', Hobart, 15 Jan 2014, page number unknown. author unknown

    • Daniel Thomas., Sunday telegraph, 'Few paintings have merit', Sydney, 18 Jan 1970, page number unknown.

    • Anna Waldmann, Art and Australia (Vol. 20, No. 2), 'The Archibald Prize', pg. 213-236, Sydney, Summer 1982, 232 (colour illus.).

    • Elizabeth Young., The advertiser, 'Painting, sculpture', Adelaide, 24 Jan 1970, page number unknown (illus.).

    • Editor Unknown (Editor in Chief), The Newcastle sun, 'Archibald Prize to Ray Crooke', Newcastle, 14 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

    • Editor Unknown (Editor), The daily telegraph, 'Sydney man wins Archibald Prize', Sydney, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

    • Editor Unknown (Editor in Chief), The Northern daily leader, 'Archibald Prize to Sydney man', Tamworth, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

Other works by Ray Crooke

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