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Papers of Clifton Pugh, 1943-1991 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1690038
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Pugh, Clifton, 1924-1990
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1943-1991] 
5.28 m (15 boxes) + 1 archives box + 2 cartons + 6 large folio boxes + 1 phase box. 
Summary

The collection documents Pugh's career over a period of 45 years and includes correspondence, diaries, legal documents, manuscripts, sketchbooks and sketches, exhibition catalogues, cutting books and photographs. His Dunmoochin visitors book shows his close association with Labor politicians and other public figures.

Biography/History

Landscape painter and portraitist. After serving in the Australian Imperial Force, 1943-47, Pugh studied at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School. The artist colony he set up at Dunmoochin legally became the Dunmoochin Artists Society in 1953, and he set up the Dunmoochin Foundation as a perpetual charitable trust in 1989. Pugh was noted for his portraits of politicians, artists, writers, academics and Labor figures, and was equally acclaimed for his pictures of the bush. His third Archibald Prize win in 1972 was with a portrait of Gough Whitlam.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9096.

Related Material Associated materials: Two oral history interviews with Clifton Pugh are held in National Library of Australia Oral History Collection.  Associated materials: Photographs, taken in 1997, of Clifton Pugh's property 'Dunmoochin' are held in National Library of Australia Pictures Collection. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available online. 
Subjects Pugh, Clifton, 1924-1990 -- Archives.  |  Painters -- Australia -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1943-1991 
Occupation Painters.

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