Many are familiar with the paintings of Fred Williams, one of the most significant painters of the landscape Australia has ever seen. A lesser known truth is that for Williams, etchings often formed an essential part in the development of his paintings. Issues in the painting were resolved throughout the etching process, as it passed through many varying states. As noted by John Brack, “Williams, however, is not just a painter, for his prints, unlike those of a majority of painters, occupy for him an equally important position.” (John Brack “Fred Williams Etchings” Catalogue Introduction, Rudy Komon Gallery, 1968)
The visual language that Williams developed to describe the Australian landscape still remains as vital and true to its essence as it when it was first conceived. His contribution to the way Australians view the land in which we live and work remains undisputedly pervasive in the history of Australian art.
Williams is represented in all state collections, the National Gallery of Australia and all major university and regional collections in Australia. His work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tate Gallery, London and the Victorian and Albert Museum, London.
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