An image of Jumping horse-mackerel

John Passmore

(Australia 04 Feb 1904 – 09 Oct 1984)

Jumping horse-mackerel

Location
20th & 21st c Australian art
Further information

John Passmore studied briefly at Julian Ashton’s Sydney Art School before travelling to England in 1933, where he remained for 18 years. Inspired by modern French painting, in particular the work of Cézanne, Passmore returned to Australia in 1951 and began teaching a generation of young artists including John Olsen, Yvonne Audette and William Rose.

Passmore took part in the avant-garde exhibition 'Direction I' held at Macquarie Galleries in 1956, which launched abstract expressionism on the Sydney art scene. During this period, Passmore derived his images principally from the waterways of Sydney – fishermen, jetties and the changing patterns of sea and sunlight.

Year
1959
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on hardboard
Dimensions
121.9 x 149.8 cm board; 128.0 x 156.0 x 5.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, "August 1959 [pencil]/ -Sept. 1959 [brown (oil?)]/ J.Passmore [(pencil?)]".
Credit
Purchased 1959
Accession number
OA21.1959
Copyright
© John Passmore Museum of Art