works from the collection
Carl Plate Graph segments 1963-64 © Estate of Carl Plate
Carl Plate’s travels and studies as a young man in Europe, the UK and America gave him an appreciation of international modernism and a cosmopolitan outlook on life that shaped his work as an important modern painter in Sydney from the 1940s to his death in 1977.
Plate’s intuitive and expressive paintings, drawings and prints were founded in his interest in nature, landscape and organic forms, with a commitment to abstraction. His work shows a remarkable affinity for harmonious form and composition and, particularly, lyrical colour.