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Papers of John Power, [ca. 1924-1943] [manuscript]
Bib ID 1102694
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Power, John, 1881-1943
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 1924-1943] 
17 cm. 
Summary

One large folder of Power's sketches; five large notebooks, four marked "Dynamics", one small notebook; notes on the Swiss artist Paul Klee; a scrap book; loose press cuttings containing reviews of exhibitions of Power's work in London in 1924 and 1926; and a copy of Power's English translation from the French of Elements of pictorial construction: a study of the methods of old and modern masters (n.d.)

Biography/History

Australian artist John Power graduated in medicine at the University of Sydney in 1905. He studied art in London and Europe during the 1920s and 1930s. "He was the first Australian artist to become deeply involved in the practice of cubism and the first to write an original book on the theory of Art" (Bernard Smith, 1976). His collections of paintings together with a large bequest went to the University of Sydney after his widow's death in 1961. The Power Institute was created with the bequest.

Notes

Manuscript reference: MS 5761.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; D617

Subjects Power, John, 1881-1943 -- Archives.  |  Painters -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Painting, Modern -- 20th century.  |  Modernism (Art)
Time Coverage 1924-1943 
Occupation Artists.

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