An image of Snow storm, Perisher Valley II

Fred Williams

(Australia, England 23 Jan 1927 – 22 Apr 1982)

Snow storm, Perisher Valley II

Location
Not on display
Further information

It's the kind of country you have to be born into – or be just plain 'hardy', but tremendously attractive to look at – the fascinating patches of snow form themselves into very inventive shapes.
- Fred Williams 1975

Fred Williams and his family took a holiday at the Kosciuszko National Park in January 1975. Although it was mid summer, the weather was unseasonably cold and there were traces of snow on the peaks. Williams made a number of studies of the landscape in acrylic and then gouache. This work depicts a sudden summer snowstorm.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005

Place of origin
Kosciuzko National Park, New South Wales, Australia
Year
(1975)
Media
Drawing
Medium
gouache on ivory Arches paper
Dimensions
57.0 x 76.5 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.r., pen and black ink "Fred Williams.". Not dated.

Credit
Ruth Komon Bequest in memory of Rudy Komon 2004
Accession number
166.2004
Copyright
© Estate of Fred Williams