John Dutruc Moore
Oil on masonite
inscribed with title verso with artist’s name
65.5 x 48.0 cm
$925.00 including GST
Exhibited: Ray Hughes Gallery, 1987, no. 13, $750.
Comment: John Dutruc exhibited with the Contemporary Art Society in Melbourne from its inaugural exhibition in 1939 through to the late 1950s. His work was often singled out for critical mention because its distinctive imagery was adapted from Aboriginal sources. The paint in many of his works has been applied using twigs, a technique not dissimilar to Aboriginal artists. An exhibition of his work was held at the Ray Hughes Gallery in 1987 when he was 83. For the previous 20 years he had been living virtually as a hermit in the bush beyond Ku-ring-gai Chase north of Sydney.
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