(Australia 29 Dec 1914 – 23 Oct 1999)
- Other titles:
- Thames at Greenwich, Thames I
- Not on display
- Further information
Albert Tucker, one of Australia’s most important post-war artists, helped reinvigorate and re-mythologise the Australian landscape through his modernist approach. Along with Sidney Nolan, Joy Hester, John Perceval and Arthur Boyd, he was part of the group of artists active at Heide, near Melbourne, in the 1940s and enjoyed the patronage of John and Sunday Reed. Tucker left Australia in 1947 and spent the next thirteen years travelling and painitng in Japan, England, Europe and the United States.
‘Thames’ is part of a series of paintings and drawings stemming from Tucker’s time in London and the Turner-like abstract influence on his depictions of the river Thames at the time.
- polyvinyl acetate, cardboard, hessian and sand on hardboard
- 66.4 x 128.8 cm sight; 77.5 x 140.0 x 3.8 cm frame
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, brown synthetic polymer paint "Tucker 1957".
- Gift of the Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation 2017
- Accession number
- © Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia