William Jock Frater - Through The Trees


Price: $2,250.00 AUD

Category: Collectable

Location: Australia - Sydney

Condition: Excellent

Through the Trees
Medium: Watercolour
Size: 35 x23.5cm
Date: c.1930
Signed: lowerRight
Provenance:Niagara Galleries Melbourne
William Frater Travelling Exhibition 1992 NSW Regional GalleriesBiography:

William Jock Frater
(b. 1890, Scotland d. 1974 Alphington, Victoria)
Painter, draughtsman and designer

Throughout his career, William Jock Frater strove to push the canons of traditional techniques regarding drawing and painting. With adept skill and grace, he applied modernist idioms to classical subject matter like landscapes and portraiture such as illustrating surface colour, economy of pictorial information and favouritism of tone over perspective. Regarded as leading figure in the Australian modernist movement, Frater's work is greatly admired and highly collectable. Frater was a finalist in the Archibald prize in 1945 with his portrait of the Australian author, Thea Reintis, and a major retrospective of work was held at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1966. His paintings are held within the collections of many major public museums throughout Australia and Scotland.


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