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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

Self-portrait 1938 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; paper drawing in black pencil Support: paper

Primary Insc: Signed, dated and titled lower right, faintly in black pencil 'Myself/1938/Bush'. Signed, dated and titled verso centre in pen and black ink 'Charles Bush/Self Portrait/1937-38'
Secondary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil '(pounds sign) 2.2.0'.
Dimensions: image 19.2 h x 13.4 w cm sheet 27.8 h x 20.3 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of June Davies, from the collection of Charles Bush 1993
Accession No: NGA 93.1556
  • 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.