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  1. 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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      • 61 31777 - Arthur Boyd 'Boat builders, Eden' 1948

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        Arthur Boyd 'Boat builders, Eden' 1948 Purchased 1977 Reproduced with permission of Bundanon Trust In Arthur Boyd's work there is a complex weaving together of imagery…

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        • 63 115738 - Ian Fairweather 'Monastery' 1961

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          Ian Fairweather 'Monastery' 1961 Purchased 1976 By the time that Ian Fairweather undertook his painting Monastery, he was recognised as a considerable artistic talent in Australia.…

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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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            • 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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              • 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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                • 48 7094 - James Cant 'Objects in a landscape' 1936

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                  James Cant 'Objects in a landscape' 1936 Purchased 1995 © James Cant. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia After briefly attending several art schools in Sydney, James Cant went…

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                  • 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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                      • 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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