Australia commenced 1939 – 1969
Bognor Regis, England 1912 – Westmead, New South Wales, Australia 1981
Tree forms, furnishing fabric
Collection Title: Modernage range
Materials & Technique: textiles, fabric, screenprint on wool
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.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra