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  1. 49 60885 - Peter Purves Smith 'The diplomats' 1939

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    Peter Purves Smith 'The diplomats' 1939 Gift of Lady Casey 1979 Living in Paris in 1938, Peter Purves Smith was intensely aware of the rise of Nazism in Germany and the impending…

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    • 50 81921 - James Gleeson 'The citadel' 1945

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      James Gleeson 'The citadel' 1945 Purchased 1972 Painted in the final year of the Second World War, The citadel expresses James Gleeson's revulsion at the inhumanity and…

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      • 51 110440 - Albert Tucker 'Sunbathers' 1944

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        Albert Tucker 'Sunbathers' 1944 Purchased 1981 © Barbara Tucker. Courtesy Barbara Tucker. In Sunbathers Albert Tucker projected his feelings of unease and anxiety during…

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        • 52 70967 - John Perceval 'Boy with cat 2' 1943

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          John Perceval 'Boy with cat 2' 1943 Purchased 1970 © Estate of John Perceval. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man.…

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          • 53 76616 - Russell Drysdale 'The drover's wife' c.1945

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            Russell Drysdale 'The drover's wife' c.1945 A gift to the people of Australia by Mr and Mrs Benno Schmidt of New York and Esperance, Western Australia through the American Friends…

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            • 54 71164 - Russell Drysdale 'Emus in a landscape' 1950

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              Russell Drysdale 'Emus in a landscape' 1950 Purchased 1970 © Estate of Russell Drysdale The experience of accompanying journalist Keith Norman to western New South Wales…

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              • 55 38660 - Sidney Nolan 'Boy and the moon' c.1939-40

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                Sidney Nolan 'Boy and the moon' c.1939-40 Purchased 1976 © Sidney Nolan Trust When Boy and the moon was first exhibited in 1940, the extreme simplicity of its composition…

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                • 56 71148 - Sam Atyeo 'Organised line to yellow' c.1933

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                  Sam Atyeo 'Organised line to yellow' c.1933 Purchased 1970 © courtesy of Mrs Sam Atyeo Imitating nature on a canvas is to put painting on a very low level. Interpreting…

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                  • 57 49600 - Sidney Nolan 'Kiata' c.1943

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                    Sidney Nolan 'Kiata' c.1943 Purchased 1973 © Sidney Nolan Trust Between 1942 and 1944 Sidney Nolan served in the Australian Army. Stationed in the Wimmera district of…

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                    • 58 28926 - Sidney Nolan 'Ned Kelly' 1946

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                      Sidney Nolan 'Ned Kelly' 1946 Gift of Sunday Reed 1977 ‘We rob their banks We thin their ranks And ask no thanks For what we do.’ -Historical record ‘This…

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                      • 59 47535 - Grace Crowley 'Abstract painting' 1947

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                        Grace Crowley 'Abstract painting' 1947 Purchased 1959 Between 1947 and 1953 Grace Crowley painted an extraordinary series of geometric abstract paintings, among the first in Australia.…

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                        • 60 32317 - Ralph Balson 'Constructive painting' 1951

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                          Ralph Balson 'Constructive painting' 1951 Purchased 1977 © Ralph Balson Estate Constructive painting shows Balson's exquisite use of colour and mastery of subtle tonal…

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