Able Seaman

Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne
Accession Number ART23212
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 50 x 37.6 cm; image: 50 x 37.6 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pen and ink, brush and coloured ink on paper
Maker Friend, Donald
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Portrait of a sailor reclining. Donald Friend enlisting with the AIF, was posted as a gunner to the artillery unit near Albury. In 1945, Friend was selected for appointment as official war artist. He travelled to Morotai, Labuan and Balikpapan, recording sights which confronted him and drawing in particular on the expressive potential of human form. Friend was extraordinarily prolific, producing 53 paintings and 143 drawings for the Memorial.

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