(Australia 04 Feb 1904–09 Oct 1984)
- 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.
- oil on hardboard
- 121.9 x 149.8cm board; 128.0 x 156.0 x 5.0cm frame
- Signature & date
- Signed and dated l.r. corner, "August 1959 [pencil]/ -Sept. 1959 [brown (oil?)]/ J.Passmore [(pencil?)]".
- Purchased 1959
- Accession number
- © John Passmore Museum of Art