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Fred  Williams

Fred Williams

1927        Born, Melbourne

1943-47   Attended National Gallery
School

1946-50   Attended George Bell
Art School, Melbourne

1951-56   Travelled to London, worked as framer and attended
part-time Chelsea School of Art & Central Art School

1957      Returned to Australia

1961      Married Lyn Watson

1963      Moved to Upwey

1964      Travelled to Europe on Helena Rubenstein Scholarship

1969      Moved to Hawthorn

1972-74  Member, Commonwealth Art Advisory Board

1973-76  Member, Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council

1975-82  Trustee, Council of the National Gallery of Australia

1976     Awarded OBE

1980      Awarded Doctorate of Law, LL.D (Honoris Causa) by
Monash University

1982      Died, Melbourne

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1970      Heroic Landscape: Streeton to Williams, NGV

1971      Fred Williams Watercolours, QAG & Newcastle
Art Gallery

1972      Fred Williams Retrospective, Mornington Peninsula
Arts Centre

1973      Adelaide Festival Theatre Murals, Festival
Theatre, Adelaide

1974-75 Ten Australians, Australia Council touring show,
France, Italy, W.Germany, Great Britain, and AGNSW

1977      Paintings 1963-77, Institute of Modern Art,
Brisbane

              Fred Williams – Landscapes of a Continent,

MoMA, New York;  toured Florida, Nebraska,
Texas

1978     Fred Williams, Paintings, Gouaches & Lithographs
1976 – 1978
Touring exhibition, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne,
Sydney

1980     Fred Williams 1969-79, Australian Embassy,
Paris Fischer Fine Art, London

             Fred Williams, Works in the National Gallery
of Victoria,

NGV

1981     ; Fred Williams: Painter/Etcher, NGA

1981-82 Fred Williams: Bass Strait Landscapes 1971-78, toured
Tasmanian and Victorian galleries

1983-84 Fred Williams: The Pilbara Series, CRA touring
show, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo

1987-89  Fred Williams: A Retrospective, National
Gallery of Australia & tour of all State
Galleries

1988      Fred Williams: The Pilbara Series, CRA touring
show, London, Ulster, Belfast, Kilkenny

1994     Fred Williams: Etchings 1970-76 & The Guthega
Paintings,
Ian Potter Gallery, University of Melbourne

1995     Fred Williams: A Working Method, NGV

1996     Fred Williams: The Queensland Gouaches, Gold
Coast City Art Gallery, and tour of 5 regional galleries, Queensland

1999     Fred Williams: Drawing the Exotic, Museum
of Modern Art at Heide

2000     Fred Williams Pilbara Series, Ian
Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne

2000-01 The Enduring Landscape:  Gouaches by Fred Williams
(from the collection of the NGV),
Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

2001     From  Music Hall to Landscape, Fred Williams
Drawings and Prints,
AGNSW

2001      Fred Williams landscapes 1959 – 1981, Monash
University

2001     Fred Williams drawing the nude, Museum
of Modern Art at Heide



Including those listed above, there have been over 70 solo exhibitions
since 1957.

 
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