An image of Portrait of George Johnston

Ray Crooke

(Australia 1922 – )

Portrait of George Johnston

Other titles:
George Johnston
Location
Not on display
Further information

Artist Ray Crook and writer George Johnston were neighbours in the Sydney suburb of Mosman. The Archibald 1969 win came as something of a surprise to the art community as Crooke was known primarily as a landscape painter.

Peter Ross, 'Let's Face It: The history of the Archibald Prize' 2005, pg. 144.

This work was acquired by the Gallery in 1970.

Year
1969
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on canvas on hardboard
Dimensions
74.0 x 121.0 cm
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., red/brown oil "R Crooke/ 69".
Credit
Purchased 1970
Accession number
OA4.1970
Copyright
© AGNSW