An image of Triple portrait

Ian Fairweather

(Scotland, Australia 29 Sep 1891 – 20 May 1974)

Triple portrait

Other titles:
(Elephant)
Location
Not on display
Further information

"Well, my real working used to be to carry around a small sketchbook and make studies from various things I saw, but in time I got interested only in a few subjects and I didn't want to go around looking for any more subjects. The problem was to do the one subject, and so it practically boiled down to that. By one subject I mean ... people."
- Ian Fairweather 1965

As Ian Fairweather's work developed it grew more summary and monumental, giving way to symbolic abstraction. Style and subject became unified, his final works increasingly painterly and meditative, with a profound influence on younger abstract artists in Sydney in particular.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

Year
(circa 1970-circa 1971)
Media
Painting
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on paperboard on hardboard
Dimensions
106.1 x 75.2 cm board; 122.6 x 91.5 x 6.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1975
Accession number
63.1975
Copyright
© Ian Fairweather/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney