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Title

Portrait of George Johnston

1969


Artist

Ray Crooke

Australia

1922 - 05 Dec 2015


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.


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


Archibald Prize

Winner - 1969


Artist information

Ray Crooke

Works in the collection

6


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 18 publications

Bibliography


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

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.).

The Northern daily leader, 'Archibald Prize to Sydney man', Tamworth, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

The daily telegraph, 'Sydney man wins Archibald Prize', Sydney, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

The Newcastle sun, 'Archibald Prize to Ray Crooke', Newcastle, 14 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes for 1969, Sydney, 1969.

The West Australian, '$1,900 prize to Sydney Painter', Perth, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

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

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

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

Unknown, 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.).

Mercury, '"Archibald to NSW', Hobart, 15 Jan 2014, page number unknown. author unknown

The daily examiner, 'Portrait of writer wins prize for Sydney artist', Grafton, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown