Barbed wire entanglements

Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne
Accession Number ART22195
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 62 x 76.8 cm; framed: 78 cm x 93.5 cm x 7.5 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Watson, Douglas
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Barbed wire entanglements along a beach in Melbourne. Edward Albert Douglas Watson born 1920, served as an official war artist in Australia, New Guinea and Borneo from 1943 to 1946. He became the youngest artist to take the Wynne Prize in 1942, and then won it again in 1945. He died in 1972.