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Allan Mitelman

(Australia, Poland 06 Aug 1946 – )

Untitled

Location
Not on display
Further information

Allan Mitelman is one of the most significant abstractionists working in Australia today. His work explores the allusive and poetic qualities of painting and drawing in works of great sensitivity and restraint, reflecting a singular, obsessive, highly tactile and rarified sensibility.

In the 1970s he made a large number of small experimental drawings that were strongly influenced by American artist Cy Twombly, described by Elizabeth Cross as having "….the unsettling yet delightful quality of private maps – annotated by precise records that might be archaeological, architectural, plumbing plans or quasi-scientific – secret and incomplete." (Elizabeth Cross, 'Allan Mitelman works on paper 1967-2004', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2004, pg.54)

Year
1977
Media
Drawing
Medium
ink, coloured pencil on paper
Dimensions
23.1 x 20.5 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed with initials and dated l.r., pencil "AM 77".

Credit
Gift of Danny Goldberg 2016
Accession number
227.2016
Copyright
© Allan Mitelman. Licensed by Copyright Agency