Author(s): Deborah Hart
Fred Williams revolutionised the way we see the Australian environment. This publication coincides with the exhibition Fred Williams: infinite horizons, the first major retrospective of his work in over two decades. The book highlights Williamss strength as a painter and includes a wide range of oil paintings and luminous gouaches, along with new material from the artists diaries and his remarkable China sketchbook. Readers will experience a special opportunity to travel with Williams from the 1940s to his last works in 1981, from the figure studies of his student days in Melbourne and London to the groundbreaking landscapes, beachscapes and waterfalls of regional Victoria, and to subjects further afield in Bass Strait, the Cape York Peninsula and the magnificent Pilbara region in Western Australia. Also included are intimate portraits of family and friends. This engaging publication is a fitting tribute to an outstanding Australian artist. The clarity and richness of Williamss distinctive artistic vision that is his legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.