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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

not titled [landed bomber and searchlight beams] (1940 - 1945) Place made: Papua New Guinea
Materials & Technique: drawings, watercolours, drawing in black pencil, pen and ink, brush and ink and watercolour Support: cardboard on old cardboard matt

Primary Insc: signed lower right in watercolour, 'Charles Bush'. not dated. not titled. inscribed lower left by scratching, 'NEW GUINEA'. Signed and inscribed verso centre in red fibre-tipped pen, 'Charles Bush / 3 NAPIER ST / ESSENDON'. Inscribed verso upper edge in blue fibre-tipped pen, '(FOR SOUTH MELBOURNE FESTIVAL)'.
Dimensions: image 40.8 h x 64.2 w cm sheet 40.8 h x 64.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of June Davies, from the collection of Charles Bush 1993
Accession No: NGA 93.1408
  • 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.