An image of (Sunbathers)

Charles Blackman

(Australia 12 Aug 1928 – 20 Aug 2018)

(Sunbathers)

Location
Not on display
Further information

This is one of a number of drawings Blackman made over a period of eight months in 1953-54. He had begun the renowned 'Schoolgirl series' in 1952, further developing it the following year. The series also included images of swimmers, at St Kilda. These were among the works that established his career as a major Australian artist. The drawings have subsequently come to epitomize the best of his work.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2001

Year
circa 1953-circa 1954
Media
Drawing
Medium
charcoal on thin buff wove paper
Dimensions
52.3 x 61.4 cm image; 68.7 x 86.4 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed lower c., blue ball-point pen "Blackman". Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Gwen Frolich 2001
Accession number
112.2001
Copyright
© Charles Blackman. Licensed by Copyright Agency