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Charles BUSH

Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia 1919 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1989

  • UK, Europe 1950-51
  • China 1956
  • UK, Europe, Egypt, Mexico, USA since 1961

Amended draft [mosaic] design for south wall of Toorak Presbyterian Church 1962 Place made: North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in pen and ink, brush and ink, black pencil, watercolour, gouache, gold and silver enamel paint Support: paper

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right in pen and black ink, 'Bush 1962'. Titled and inscribed lower edge in pen and black ink, 'Amended draft for Toorak souh wall / A young man and young woman afloat on the sea of life draw sustenance from the Christian heritage, symbolised by the old symbol of fish'.
Dimensions: image 58.8 h x 38.0 w cm sheet 68.6 h x 46.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of June Davies, from the collection of Charles Bush 1993
Accession No: NGA 93.1340
  • With the artist until his death in 1989.
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from June Davies, Melbourne, August 1993.
  • June Davies with artist friends Charles Bush (1919-1989) and his companion Phyl Waterhouse (1917-1989) established Leveson Street Gallery, Melbourne, in 1962.