An image of Hal Missingham, Bowen Island, Jervis BayAn image of Hal Missingham, Bowen Island, Jervis Bay

Unknown

(Australia  – )

Hal Missingham, Bowen Island, Jervis Bay, from the Art Gallery of New South Wales Institutional Archive

Location
Not on display
Further information

Perth-born artist Harold 'Hal' Missingham (1906-1994) was director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1945 until his retirement in 1971. In spite of clashes with a conservative board of trustees, Missingham managed to shape more progressive attitudes to contemporary art and acquire modern Australian works. He outlined his many battles with the trust and government bureaucracy in his 1973 memoir 'They kill you in the end'.

Place of origin
Jervis Bay Territory, Australia
Year
1947
Media
Photograph
Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions
30.7 x 20.7 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
National Art Archive. Art Gallery of New South Wales institutional archive
Accession number
ARC3.613.1