An image of Basil Burdett reading

Adelaide Perry

(Australia 23 Jun 1891 – 19 Nov 1973)

Basil Burdett reading

Location
Not on display
Further information

Basil Burdett (1897-1942) established the New Art Salon in Sydney (which became the Grosvenor Gallery) in 1921 and, with John Young, the Macquarie Galleries, in 1925. He was influential as a dealer in Sydney and later as art and drama critic for the Melbourne Herald (1931-1940), where he was an outspoken supporter of the modern movement. He is probably best remembered as the organizer of the Herald-backed 'Exhibition of French and British Contemporary Art', which toured to Australia in 1939 and proved to be a defining moment in the exhibition of modern art in Australia.

This portrait was formerly in the collection of Lloyd Rees, who was a good friend of Burdett.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003

Year
circa 1920s
Media
Drawing
Medium
pencil on paper
Dimensions
26.8 x 37.2 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Thea Proctor Memorial Fund 2003
Accession number
351.2003
Copyright
© Adelaide Perry Estate