# 43621

NOLAN, Sidney et al.

Contemporary Art Society Sixth Annual Exhibition

  • Sold

Sydney : Contemporary Art Society, 1944. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. [8], a little worn, includes works by Jean Bellette, Nancy Borlase, James Cant, Alice Danciger, Roy Dalgarno, William Donnell, Rah Fizelle, Cedric Flower, Donald Friend, James Gleeson, Weaver Hawkins, Elaine Haxton, Sali Herman, Frank Hinder, Francis Limburger, Carl Plate, Margaret Preston, Alison Rehfisch, Yosl Bergner, Arthur Boyd, Merric Boyd, Lina Bryans, Dorothy Braund, Noel Counihan, Sidney Nolan, Vic O’Connor, John Perceval, Albert Tucker, Danila Vassilieff, Ivor Francis, Jeffrey Smart and others,  some loose notes at end.

Includes many paintings critical to the early development of Australian modernism, including the Angry Penguins, such as Vassilieff’s works at Drummoyne, Images of Modern Evil by Albert Tucker, and Sidney Nolan’s Ballarat, Natimuk, Bush, Infanta and ‘Dispair has wings’ Jean Jouve.

A rare and important foundation catalogue for Australian modernism.