Timber clearing, Fish River dam

Accession Number ART30261
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 66 cm x 48.2 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on hardboard
Maker McClintock, Herbert
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made c 1943-c 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Workers clearing timber, including a man in the foreground chopping at a tree trunk with an axe. Two workers appear beside him while several men perform the same tasks in the background. McClintock utilises social realism as a means to facilitate the viewer's appreciation of the co-operation between workers.