Alan Sumner

(Australia 10 Nov 1911 – 20 Oct 1994)

Christmas morn

Location
Not on display
Further information

"The first art work for this was an oil painting. It seemed to me a good group of shapes and forms. I redesigned it entirely for a screen print using mostly opaque colour with the line of figures dark against the light. Always I was interested first in the drawing or design, then the quality of the printing, next the colour harmony and finally the subject. Usually all these facets came together at the one time as I worked. I had not yet discovered how to arrive at transparencies".

Alan Sumner quoted in Roger Butler, 'Alan Sumner screenprints: A catalogue Raisonné', Eastgate Gallery, Melbourne, 1993

Place of origin
Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Year
1945
Media
Print
Medium
screenprint, printed in colour from 15 stencils
Dimensions
39.6 x 45.6 cm image
Credit
Purchased 1946
Accession number
7698
Copyright
© Alan Sumner