An image of (Terrace houses)

Brett Whiteley

(Australia, England 07 Apr 1939 – 15 Jun 1992)

(Terrace houses)

Location
Not on display
Further information

As a young artist, Whiteley often depicted the streets and buildings of Sydney, where he lived and worked, influenced by the palette and forms of the paintings of Australian artists Lloyd Rees, William Dobell, Sali Herman and Russell Drysdale. '(Terrace houses)' is certainly reminiscent of the cityscapes of Sali Herman which the young Whiteley saw in the collection of the AGNSW, and shows his growing confidence in the handling of shape, colour and texture.

Place of origin
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Year
circa 1956
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on hardboard (masonite)
Dimensions
37.7 x 60.0 cm board; 60.0 x 83.3 x 3.4 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Bequest of Beryl Whiteley 2012
Accession number
206.2012
Copyright
© Wendy Whiteley