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Painting Forever: Tony Tuckson
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Tony Tuckson did not title the majority of his works. Many titles have been ascribed over time, however. Titles that can be proved to have come from Tuckson’s own hand have been used unencumbered. Titles in brackets are descriptive or attributed by other than the artist.

Similarly Tuckson rarely signed or dated his work. A great deal of valuable scholarship has been undertaken in order to establish a reasonable chronology, principally by Margaret Tuckson, Daniel Thomas, Richard McMillan, Frank Watters and Geoffrey Legge. This has resulted in ranges of dates being used, with exact dates derived from physical evidence or occasionally the memories of contemporary artists and friends. For the sake of editorial clarity a circa date style has been used here to denote a variable date range of up to two years either side of that stated.

Measurements in centimetres, height before width, are the measurements of the support not the frame.

The numbers cited are TP (Tuckson painting), TD (Tuckson drawing) or TS (Tuckson sketchbook), from Margaret Tuckson and Richard McMillan’s comprehensive cataloguing system, and institutional accession numbers. The TP, TD and TS numbers should be regarded as the primary identifiers of Tuckson’s work.

PAINTINGS

1. No title (Kitchen window) c.1946–48
oil on canvas
61.0 x 75.5 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TP 461

2. No title (Self portrait) c.1948
oil on canvas
36.0 x 28.5 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TP 71

3. No title (Mural design for the Maroubra RSL) c.1948
gouache on cardboard
28.7 x 118.2 cm
Collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Gift of Margaret Tuckson
TP669a. NGA 1977.656

4. No title (Colour abstract) c.1948
oil on cardboard
70.9 x 119.4 cm
Collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Gift of Margaret Tuckson
TP 693. NGA 1977.655

5. No title (Tonal abstract) c.1948
oil on cardboard
40.8 x 50.5 cm
Collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Gift of Margaret Tuckson
TP 691. NGA 1977.657

6. No title (Portrait of Margaret Tuckson) c.1948
oil on cardboard
76.3 x 63.6 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TP 637

7. No title (Night club scene, figures seated and dancing) c.1949
oil on cardboard
49.0 x 76.0 cm
Collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Gift of Margaret Tuckson
TP 557. NGA 1977.662

8. No title (Self portrait No.1) 1950–51
oil on canvas
50.8 x 61.6 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TP 384a

9. No title (Margaret No.1) c.1950–51
oil on canvas
49.4 x 40.5 cm
Private collection, Sydney
TP 388

10. No title (Still life with fish) c.1951
oil on wood panel
32.3 x 67.2 cm (irreg.)
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TP 225

11.No title (Small Modigliani nude) c.1952
oil on cardboard
21.5 x 35.5 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TP 593

12. No title (Green head) c.1952
oil on canvas
45.0 x 60.5 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TP 321a

13. No title (Seated figure) c.1952
oil and pencil on canvas
100.5 x 63.5 cm
Collection of the Newcastle City Art Gallery
TP 138

14. No title (Still life with jug and basket) c.1952–53
oil on cardboard
63.2 x 76.0 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TP 654

15. No title (Portrait study in yellow and black) 1952–54
oil and sgraffito on cardboard mounted on composition board
69.0 x 48.0 cm
Private collection, Canberra
TP 564

16. No title (Portrait head in red and black) c.1952–54
oil on canvas
35.0 x 25.5 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TP 329

17. Adam and Eve 1954
oil on canvas
110.5 x 71.0 cm
signed and dated l.r., oil, ‘Tuckson 1954’
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TP 365a

18. No title (Abstracted still life) c.1954
oil on canvas
40.2 x 51.0 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TP 447

19Composition, orange and black 1954–55
oil on canvas
71.0 x 91.5 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TP 373a

20. No title (Abstract composition) c.1954–55
oil on canvas
61.0 x 46.0 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TP 252

21. No title (Small abstract sketch) c.1954–55
oil on canvas
35.0 x 21.5 cm (irreg)
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TP 251a

22. No title (Small abstract sketch) c.1954–55
oil and conté on canvas
38.0 x 21.0 cm (irreg.)
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TP 241

23. No title (Small abstract sketch) c.1954–55
oil on canvas
34.2 x 19.7 cm (irreg.)
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TP 254

24. No title (Double sided) c.1957
oil on plywood
183.0 x 91.5 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TP 1

25. Black red and white upright  c.1957
oil on composition board
137.5 x 91.4 cm
Collection National Gallery of Australia
TP 14. NGA 1970.102

26. Black yellow blue c.1958
oil on composition board
137.0 x 122.0 cm
Private collection, Sydney
TP 9

27. No title (Abstraction study) c.1958
oil on cardboard
69.5 x 47.4 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TP 494

28. Linear red ochre face 1960
oil on composition board
122.0 x 91.5 cm
Private collection, Sydney
TP 18

29Red collage c.1960
oil, paper and synthetic polymer paint
on composition board
122.0 x 91.5 cm
Private collection, Sydney
TP 17 

30. Red face white c.1960
oil on synthetic polymer paint
on composition board
122.0 x 183.0 cm
Collection of the National Gallery of Australia
TP 21. NGA 1982.1032

31. Watery c.1960
oil on composition board
122.2 x 183.0 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TP 22

32. Open black on paper c.1961
oil on paper on composition board
137.0 x 152.5 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TP 7

33. Pap OP c.1961
oil on synthetic polymer paint
on composition board
122.0 x 91.5 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TP 33

34. Black on white c.1962
oil on composition board
183.0 x 122.0 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson,
on loan to the Art Gallery of South Australia
TP 15 

35. Drawing c.1962
oil, oil wash, ink and charcoal
on composition board
122.0 x 122.0 cm
Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Gift of Margaret Tuckson in memory of Tony Tuckson. 1974
TP 44. AGNSW 130.1974

36. Black on white c.1962
synthetic polymer paint and paper
on composition board
98.0 x 91.5 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TP 37

37. Pyjamas and Herald 1963
synthetic polymer paint, tempera and collage of newsprint, hessian and cotton on composition board
121.9 x 182.8 cm
Collection of the National Gallery of Australia
TP 193 NGA 1979.2550

38. Collage stocking c.1963
synthetic polymer paint and collage of newsprint, cotton and nylons on composition board
122.0 x 91.5 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TP 41

39. No title (Green X) c.1963
oil on composition board
122.0 x 122.0 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TP 214

40. No title (ROIE) c.1964
synthetic polymer paint and enamel on composition board
122.0 x 122.0 cm
Collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia, D’Avergne Boxall Bequest
TP 208. AGSA 945P64\Y

41. Circle and arrow c.1963
synthetic polymer paint and newspaper on composition board
122.0 x 91.5 cm
Collection of Dick Richards, on permanent loan to the Art Gallery of South Australia
TP 38

42. No title (A) 1963
oil on synthetic polymer paint on composition board
122.0 x 61.0 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TP 217

43. No title (Red abstract study) 1964
synthetic polymer paint on cardboard board
74.0 x 63.0 cm
Private collection, Sydney
TP 493a

44. BB c.1964
synthetic polymer paint on composition board
122.0 x 122.0 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TP 59

45. No title (Big W) c.1964
synthetic polymer paint on composition board
122.0 x 91.5 cm
Private collection, Sydney
TP 119

46. Line square with shapes c.1964
synthetic polymer paint on composition board
122.0 x 122.0 cm
Collection National Gallery of Australia
TP 56. NGA 1976.10

47. Four uprights, red and black c.1965
synthetic polymer paint on composition board
122.0 x 183.0 cm
Collection of Frank Watters
TP 62

48. Blue upright c.1965
synthetic polymer paint and oil on composition board
152.0 x 122.0 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TP 64

49. Wind c.1970
synthetic polymer paint on composition board
122.0 x 122.0
Private collection, Sydney
TP 65

50. Black, grey, white c.1971
synthetic polymer paint and enamel on composition board
213.5 x 244.0 cm
The Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery
TP 67

51. White over red on blue c.1971
synthetic polymer paint on composition board
213.5 x 244.0 cm
Collection of the National Gallery of Australia
TP 69. NGA 1978.1033

52. Pink and white line c.1971
synthetic polymer paint on composition board
213.5 x 208.5 cm
Private collection, Melbourne
TP 70

53. White with lines, (Charcoal) black border c.1972
synthetic polymer paint on composition board
183.0 x 122.0 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TP 76

54. No title (Pink with charcoal lines) c.1972
synthetic polymer paint on composition board (diptych)
244.0 x 91.5 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TP 196a

55. No title (Pale yellow with charcoal lines) c.1973
synthetic polymer paint on composition board
213.5 x 122.5 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TP 198a

56. No title (Grey) c.1973
synthetic polymer paint on composition board
213.5 x 122.0 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TP 198

57. Pink, white line, yellow edge, red line middle c.1973
synthetic polymer paint on composition board
213.5 x 122.0 cm
Private collection, Sydney
TP 80

58. White on black with paper c.1973
synthetic polymer paint and paper on composition board
244.0 x 122.0 cm
Collection of the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
TP 87

59. No title (White sketch) c.1973
synthetic polymer paint on composition board
213.5 x 91.5 cm
Collection of the National Gallery of Australia
TP 209. NGA 1982.2363

 

Drawing

Drawings in the context of this exhibition refer to works on paper, in a variety of mediums, sometimes very painterly.

60. No title (Tent interior Nightcliff, Darwin) 1943
charcoal and watercolour on paper
24.4 x 31.0 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TD 2338

61. Sketchbook c.1943–45
ink and watercolour on paper
38.0 x 27.0 cm approx.
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TS 4

62. Sketchbook 1946–47
watercolour on paper
37.5 x 28.0 cm approx.
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TS 11

63. No title (Self portrait) c.1948
pencil on paper
51.3 x 38.4 cm (irreg.)
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TD 535

64. No title (Jazz scene, study for diploma painting ‘Musicians #1’) c.1949
pencil, charcoal and oil wash on paper
43.2 x 62.2 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TD 1835h

65. Sketchbook c.1949
pencil on paper
18.0 x 13.2 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TS 20

66. No title (Man in a coat and tie) c.1951
crayon on cardboard invitation card, dated June 1951
15.2 x 11.4 cm
Collection National Gallery of Australia
TD 177. NGA 1981.71

67. No title (Woman trying on a hat) c.1951
pencil on paper
15.8 x 11.1 cm
Collection National Gallery of Australia
TD 172. NGA 1981.67

68. No title (Small gouache still life) c.1951
gouache on paper
10.0 x 14.0 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TD 329

69. No title (Small gouache figure study) c.1951
gouache on paper
14.1 x 10.0 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TD 328

70. No title (Small gouache abstract study) c.1951
gouache on paper
10.0 x 14.0 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TD 330

71No title (Reclining nude) c.1952
charcoal and ink on paper
50.6 x 75.9 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TD 471

72. No title (Margaret posing, living room, Elgin Street No.1.) c.1952
oil wash and pencil on paper
76.2 x 101.8 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TD 431

73. No title (Seated woman No.5) c.1952
oil wash on paper
101.8 cm x 76.5 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TD 438

74. No title (Studio still life) c.1953
gouache on paper
51.0 x 76.5 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TD 1892

75. No title (Family group) c.1953
oil wash and charcoal on paper
76.3 x 101.5 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson, on loan to Sydney University
TD 445

76. No title (Green boy) c.1954
gouache on cartridge paper
76.0 x 56.0 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TD 449

77. No title c.1956
watercolour, pencil, conté and ink on paper
56.2 x 76.4 cm
Collection of the National Gallery of Australia
TD 419. NGA 1986.2137

78. No title (Abstract on newspaper No.1) c.1956
oil wash and ink on newspaper
56.8 x 84.0 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TD 447

79. No title (Abstract head) c.1956
gouache on newspaper
61.0 x 43.0 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TD 448

80. No title (Small abstract gouache) c.1956
gouache on paper
28.8 x 38.3 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TD 1143

81. No title (Abstract on newspaper No.2) c.1959
oil and charcoal on newspaper
79.7 x 61.0 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TD 451

82. No title (Abstract on paper) c.1961
gouache, red chalk, charcoal and paper collage on paper
101.3 x 76.5 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TD 453

83. No title (Abstract on paper No.4) c.1961
oil on paper
76.4 x 101.5 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TD 454

84. No title (Head No.5) c.1961
ink on paper
28.0 x 37.8 cm
Private collection, Adelaide
TD 484

85. No.35: Drawing 1962
charcoal, watercolour, Craven A and newspaper collage on cardboard
152.5 x 87.5 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TP 35

86. No title c.1962
gouache on paper
77.5 x 90.0 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TD 4015

87. No title (Abstract on paper No.15) c.1963
gouache and collage on paper
55.9 x 76.3 cm
Collection of Guy Warren, Private collection Sydney
TD 493

88. No title (Abstract on paper No.16) c.1963
gouache and collage on paper
56.0 x 76.1 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TD 494

89. No title c.1963
gouache on page of Architecture Review
30.9 x 24.8 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TD 2781

90. No title c.1963
gouache on page of Architecture Review
31.0 x 24.9 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TD 2784

91. No title c.1963
gouache on page of Architecture Review
24.9 x 31.0 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TD 2796

92. No title (Abstract study on newspaper) c.1963
gouache and charcoal on newspaper
39.7 x 60.1 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TD 2495

93. No title (Abstract on paper No.6) c.1964
gouache on paper
100.1 x 76.6 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TD 457

94. No title (Red, black and white drawing) c.1964
gouache on paper
76.0 x 96.0 cm
Collection of Richard Frolich, Private collection Adelaide
TD 901

95. No title (Abstract on paper No.10) c.1964
gouache on paper
56.0 x 76.2 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TD 462

96. No title (Abstract study) c.1964
gouache on paper
38.0 x 56.0 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TD 879

97. No title (Abstract on newspaper No.6) c.1965
gouache on newspaper
59.2 x 79.2 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TD 498

98. No title (Abstract on newspaper No.4) c.1965
ink and enamel on newspaper
30.0 x 79.1 cm
Collection of Michael Tuckson
TD 463

99. No title (Small abstract on newspaper) c.1965
gouache and ink on newspaper
31.1 x 18.8 cm
Collection of Margaret Tuckson
TD 904

100. No title (Red and black lines) 1970
synthetic polymer paint on newspaper
79.3 x 58.8 cm
Collection of the National Gallery of Australia
TD 127. NGA 1983.1706

101. No title (Drawing: Corners to centre) c.1970
charcoal on paper
58.5 x 45.0 cm
Private collection, Sydney
TD 360

102. No title (Late charcoal drawing) c.1970
charcoal on paper
254.0 x 76.0 cm
Private collection, Sydney
TD 361

103. No title (Late drawing No.19) c.1970
charcoal on paper
228.0 x 76.0 cm
Private collection, Sydney
TD 353

104. No title (Late charcoal drawing) c.1970
charcoal on paper
132.0 x 76.0 cm
Private collection, Sydney
TD 368a