An image of Snow storm, Perisher Valley II

Fred Williams

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

Snow storm, Perisher Valley II

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
gouache on ivory Arches paper
57.0 x 76.5 cm sheet
Signature & date

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

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