JACK, Kenneth (1924 - 2006)
View S.W. from the Shrine of Remembrance
Pen and ink and wash on paper, 230 x 350 mm mm, on backing card with title, unsigned, painted circa 1948.
The distinguished Melbourne artist Keneth Jack (AM, MBE, RWS) did not become a professional painter until the early 1960s. This work was drawn by Jack in 1948 while studying for his Art Teachers Certificate at Caulfield Technical College. Jack is known for his detailed studies of scenes in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Jack has marked MacRobertson Girls High School, McPherson Robertson Fountain, Albert Park Lake & Pt. Phillip Bay and St Kilda Rd.
At the age of 24 he was commissioned to illustrate The Melbourne Book by Clive Turnbull (Ure Smith, 1948), where this work is illustrated.
Reference : TURNBULL, Clive. The Melbourne Book. Drawings by Kenneth Jack. Sydney : Ure Smith, 1948, p. 20, illustrated.