Guy GREY-SMITH | Perth from Kings Park

Guy GREY-SMITH
Australia 1916 – Australia 1981
England 1939-47, 1952-54

Perth from Kings Park 1949
oil on canvas
50.5 (h) x 65.6 (w) cm
Gift of the artist's son Mark Grey-Smith 1991
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
NGA 1991.424

Guy Grey-Smith is known for his work as a painter, printmaker and potter and his championing of cultural activities in Perth. Perth from Kings Park shows a traditional view of Perth through gum trees and across the Swan River. Painted with intersecting planes and a high-key colour, this bold modern image expresses the artist’s optimism about this growing city.





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