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Graeme Inson interviewed by Barbara Blackman [sound recording]
Bib ID 666080
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Inson, Graeme, 1923-2000, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1985 
16 cassettes (ca. 1440 min.) ; 1 7/8 ips. 
Summary

Inson, an artist, speaks in great detail on numerous topics including his studio in Sydney; his family background; childhood at Cootamundra; boarding at Canberra Grammar School in the 1930s; Max Meldrum's art classes in Melbourne; Meldrum's painting technique; his life and work in Melbourne during World War II; his association with the Meldrum household; differing theories of various painting schools; making picture frames; working in the railway yards, Melbourne and as a waiter at the Oriental Hotel; early portrait commissions and exhibition; portrait work in Tasmania; difficult portraits including Lady Rolf, Gough Whitlam and Sir Zelman Cowen; memorable portraits including Archbishop Mannix.

He then talks about his studio in Rose Street Sydney; his book "The restless years" with Peter O'Shaughnessy and Russell Ward; subjects for his paintings; landscapes; still life; exhibitions and galleries; Royal Arts Society; sketching tours in N.S.W.; painting in Central Australia under the patronage of the Mount Isa Mines Company; overseas trips; his philosophy and motives for painting.

Notes

Recorded at Sydney, N.S.W. between 8 March 1985 and 25 May 1985.

Also available online via the internet at: http:/­/­nla.gov.au/­nla.oh-vn666080

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript (typescript, 463 leaves) 
Subjects Inson, Graeme, - 1923-2000 - Interviews.  |  Meldrum, Max, - 1875-1955.  |  Painters - Australia - Interviews.
Occupation Painters.
Other authors/contributors Blackman, Barbara, 1928-, Interviewer

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