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Tree forms Theme: The Land

Artist: SILK AND TEXTILE PRINTERS
Birth/Death: 1939–1969

Title: Tree forms

Credit Line: Gift of Lady Drysdale 1981. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

The awesome beauty of a drought stricken and eroded landscape was the subject of Tree forms, a design for furnishing fabric by Russell Drysdale for Silk and Textile Printers in 1946. Drysdale was among a group of Australian artists commissioned by this company, bringing images of the outback into the new spare, modern interiors of Australia’s postwar domestic, suburban environment.

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