Catalogue of an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Australia, 4 November 2000 – 4 February 2001, and 4 other venues during 2001-2.
Tony Tuckson is considered the most authoritative Australian exponent of abstract expressionism. His career as a painter was somewhat overshadowed by his work as a gallery administrator, whereby he is recognised for establishing the collections of Aboriginal and Melanesian art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. He studied and collected indigenous art at a time when there was still debate about whether this art had a place in a fine art museum, and greatly assisted its recognition as a unique and highly creative art form.
64 p. : ill. (col.), 1 port. ; 29 cm. Curated by Tim Fisher ; essay by Terence Maloon.
Includes bibliographical references. #170422
Tuckson, Tony, 1921-1973 — Exhibitions. | Painting, Modern — 20th century — Australia — Exhibitions. | Painting, Australian — Exhibitions.
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