Fred Williams

Selected Bibliography and Exhibitions

     “Recent Australian Painting”
     Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, June/July 1961

Australian Painting 1788-1960
by Bernard Smith, Terry Smith and Christopher Heathcote, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, first ed.1962, fourth ed. 2001

     Solo Exhibitions with Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney

Australian Artists In The Tate
by John Reed, The London Magazine, UK, pp. 62-65, February 1963

     “Australian Painters, 1964-66”
     Harold E. Mertz Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art
     Washington, D.C., USA, 1967

A Grand Display of Australian Art in the U.S.
Life Magazine, USA, pp. 21-28, April 3, 1967

Fred Williams Etchings
by James Mollison, Rudy Komon, Sydney, 1968

Fred Williams, Etchings
by Earle Backen, Art and Australia, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 193-4, December 1968

National Gallery of Victoria
by Ursula Hoff and Margaret Plant, Cheshire, Melbourne, 1968

The Encyclopedia of Australian Art
by Alan McCulloch and Susan McCulloch, Hutchinson, first ed. 1964; second ed. 1984; Allen & Unwin, third ed. 1994

Australian Prints
by James Mollison and Margaret McKean, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, 1968

Masterpieces of Australian Painting
by James Gleeson, Lansdowne Press, 1969

A Guide to Modern Australian Painting
by R.K. Luck, Sun Books, Melbourne, 1969

The Art of Australia
by Robert Hughes, Penguin, Ringwood, revised ed. 1970

Modern Painters, 1931-1970
Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1971

     “Australian Prints”
     Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, 1972

Fred Williams
by Patrick McCaughey, Art International, Vol. XVI, No. 9, November 1972

Inside Australia and New Zealand
by John Gunther, Hamish Hamilton, London, UK, 1972

Landscapes Fascinate Chinese
by Daniel Thomas, Sydney Morning Herald, September 11, 1975

The Most Noble Art of them All
by Laurie Thomas, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, 1976

University Art Museum, John Darnell Collection
University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, 1976

Visual Images in Man and Landscape in Australia
by G. Seddon & M. Davis, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1976

     “Fred Williams: Landscape of a Continent”
     Curated by William S. Leiberman
     Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA, March – May 1977
     Traveled to Norton Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA, 1977
     Joslyn Art Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, 1978
     University of Texas Art Museum, Austin, Texas, USA, 1979

Art: Six Greats at Morgan Library
by John Russell, New York Times, USA, March 8, 1977

Museum in Modern Art
by Thomas B. Hess, New York, USA, April 4, 1977

Fred Williams
by William S. Leiberman, Australia Newsletter, Sydney Morrell and Co., New York, p. 9, 1977

Studies in Australian Art
eds. Ann Galbally and Margaret Plant, University of Melbourne, 1978

Aspects of Finish
by Margaret Plant, Quattrocento, Melbourne, Melbourne University, pp. 101-104, 1978

The Limits of Vision
by Patrick McCaughey, The Sir William Dobell Foundation, 1978

Fred Williams, Abstracted Landscapes
by Alwynne Mackie, Art and Australia, Vol. 16, No. 3, March 1979

Fred Williams, New Visions in Landscape...
by Alwynne Mackie, Art International, Vol. XXIII, No. 5-6, September 1979

     “Fred Williams, Oeuvres 1969-79”
     Australian Embassy, Paris, France, April/May 1980

     “Fred Williams, Landscapes 1969-79”
     Fischer Fine Art, London, UK, May/June 1980

Fred Williams, An Australian
by Louise Collins, Art and Artists, p. 31, July 1980

Exploring Fred Williams
by Anthony Clarke, The Age Weekend Review, Melbourne, July 12, 1980

     “Fred Williams, Works in the National Gallery of Victoria, Paintings,      Gouaches and Prints”
     National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, October/November 1980

Fred Williams, The Sources...
by Maria Prerauer, The Weekend Australian Magazine, Sydney, p.15, October 18-19, 1980

Fred Williams, 1927-82
by Patrick McCaughey, Bay Books, Sydney, London, 1980, revised ed. 1988

Fred Williams, Works in the National Gallery of Victoria
by Robert Lindsay and Irena Zdanowicz, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1980

The George Bell School, Students, Friends and Influences
by Mary Eagle and Jan Minchin, Deutscher Art Publications, Melbourne, Resolution Press, Sydney, 1981

The Artist and the Desert
by Sandra McGrath and John Olsen, Bay Books, Sydney, pp. 110-119, 187; 1981

He Changed the Way We See Our Country
Transcript of eulogy given by John Brack, The Weekend Australian, Sydney, p. 14, April 24-25, 1982

by Barry Jones, House of Representatives, Australian Parliament, Hansard, p. 1919, April 27, 1982

Fred Williams
by Michael Davie, The Age Monthly Review, Melbourne, May 3, 1982

Tribute to Fred Williams
by Prof. Margaret Plant, Art Bulletin of Victoria, No. 23, pp. 62-64, May 1982

Fred Williams, Australian Landscape Painter
Obituary, The Times, London, UK, May 15, 1982

Fred Williams, Appreciation
by John Brack, Art and Australia, Vol. 20, No. 2, p. 198, June 1, 1982

Australian Art
by Bryan Robertson, The Spectator, London, UK, May 29, 1982

Fred Williams Redemption
by Peter Fuller, The Age Monthly Review, Melbourne, p. 5, March, 1983

Williams and Robert Klippel
by James Gleeson, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, May 1983

     “Fred Williams: The Pilbara Series, 1979-81”
     Art Gallery of Western Australia, August/September 1983
     Traveled to Art Gallery of South Australia, September –
     November 1983
     National Gallery of Victoria, November 1983 – January 1984
     Art Gallery of New South Wales, February/March 1984
     Queensland Art Gallery, April/May 1984
     National Gallery of Australia, April – June 1985

Fred Williams: The Pilbara Series, 1979-1981
by Patrick McCaughey, CRA Limited, 1983

Pilbara Statement is Williams at His Best
by Sandra McGrath, The Weekend Australian Magazine, Sydney, p. 12, August 6-7, 1983

The Iron Landscape
by Memory Holloway, The Age, Melbourne, p.15, November 26, 1983

Fred Williams, Visions of Australia
by R. Lindsay, Apollo, UK, No. 262, Vol. 118, December 1983

by J. F. Walker, Artscribe, UK, No. 44, pp. 33-38, December, 1983

Australian Art Review 2
ed. Leon Paroissien, Warner Associates with Oxford University Press, Melbourne and UK, 1983

Fred Williams and the Pilbara Series
by Patrick McCaughey, Studio International, UK, pp. 30-31,197, 1005;

The Australian Landscape
by Peter Fuller, New Society, pp. 387-388, June 7, 1984

     “Fred Williams, Gouaches”
     National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT, August – October 1984

Fred Williams, Gouaches, Australian National Gallery
Handbook, A.N.G., Canberra, A.C.T., 1984

     “A Journey Through Contemporary Art”
     Curated by Nigel Greenwood
     The Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, London, UK, May – July 1985

The Hayward Annual
by Peter Fuller, Modern Painter, July/August 1985

More Than Just So
by Michael Spens, Studio International, UK, Vol. 198, No. 1009, p. 50-51; 1985

     “Fred Williams: The Pilbara Series, 1979-81”
     Traveled to venues in Beijing, People’s Republic of China,
     August 1985
     Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, August/September 1985
     Seoul, Korea, September 1985
     Tokyo, Japan, October/November 1985

20th Century Masterpieces from the Art Gallery of N.S.W., and Fred William’s Pilbara Series, CRA Collection
Foreword by Patrick McCaughey, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Japan, 1985

Diversity Itself
ed. Peter Quartermaine, pp. 151-152, 157, University of Exeter, UK, 1986

     “Legends and Landscape in Australian Art, From the Harold Mertz      Collection” Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston,      Texas, USA, November/December 1986

Legends and Landscapes in Australian Art - From the Mertz Collection
Essay by Robert Hughes, University of Texas, USA, 1986

Red Cliff landscape
Art in America, USA, Vol. 74, p. 29, January 1986

     Solo Exhibitions with Rex Irwin, Sydney

Pilbara’s Progress, Fred Williams
by Janet McKenzie, Studio International, UK, Vol. 199, No. 1015, p. 37, December 1986 – February 1987

     “Fred Williams: A Retrospective”
     Australian National Gallery, Canberra, October 1987 – January 1988
     Traveled to National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, February – April      1988
     Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, April/May 1988
     Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, June/July 1988
     Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, August – October 1988
     Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, November 1988 – January 1989
     Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, February – April 1989
     museum and gallery venues, Northern Territory, April – June 1989

Through Antipodean Eyes, The Vivid Imagery of Australia’s Artists
by Peter Fuller, Architectural Digest, USA, Vol. 44, p. 204+, September 1987

Fred Williams, A Major Exhibition
by Annabel Davie, Art Monthly, UK, pp. 4-7, November 1987

Fred Williams, Portfolio of 12 Reproductions
selection and notes by Terence Measham and Felicity Moore, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1987

Fred Williams: A souvenir book of the artist's work in the Australian National Gallery by James Mollison, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1987

Fred Williams
by Peter Fuller, The Burlington Magazine, London, UK, Vol. 130, p. 49-50, January 1988

     “Fred Williams: The Pilbara Series, 1979-81”
     Serpentine Gallery, London, UK, January/February 1988
     Traveled to Ulster Museum, Belfast, Ireland, May/June 1988
     Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland, August/September 1988

Topography, Fred Williams and the Young Turner
by William Feaver, The Observer, London, UK, p. 23, January 31, 1988

Pictures In the Mind’s Eye
by Marina Vaizey, Sunday Times, London, UK, January 31, 1988

Landscapes Seen Through Abstract Eyes
by William Packer, The Financial Times, London, UK, February 4, 1988

Essential Australia
by Giles Auty, The Spectator, London, UK, p. 33, February 6, 1988

Fred Williams, Serpentine Gallery
by Mary Rose Beaumont, Arts Review, London, UK, Vol. 1, pp. 83-84, February 12, 1988

That Is How A Landscape Should Be...
by Ian Burn, Australian and International Art Monthly, Issue 8, pp. 1-2, March 1988

The Pilbara Series
by Peter Fuller, Australian and International Art Monthly, Issue 8, pp. 3-4, March 1988

Fred Williams: Gorge Landscape
Studio International, Vol. 201, p. 68, April 1988

Fred Williams
by Bernard Smith, Modern Painters, London, UK, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 69-72, Spring 1988

The Art of Fred Williams, Visionary In Conflict, The Great Australians
by Bernard Smith, The Weekend Australian Magazine, Sydney, p. 6,
May 7-8, 1988

Fred Williams, Ulster Museum, Belfast
by Elaine Hogg, Circa Art Magazine, Belfast, Ireland, No. 41, pp. 32-33, August/September 1988

A Singular Vision, The Art of Fred Williams
by James Mollison, Australian National Gallery & Oxford
University Press, UK, 1989

Selected Affinities, Fred Williams’ Drawings After Rembrandt
by Irena Zdanowicz, Art Bulletin of Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria, No. 29, pp. 24-37 illus., 1989

Images of God
by Peter Fuller, The Hogarth Press, London, Ch. 23 Fred Williams, pp. 176-183; 1990

Two Hundred Years of Australian Painting
Australia - Japan Foundation, Museums of Modern and Western Art, Tokyo, Kyoto, Japan, 1992

The Reserve Bank of Australia Collection
by Lou Klepac, The Reserve Bank of Australia, August 1992

The Obscure Poetics of Fred Williams
by Dr. John Lechte, Architecture, Space, Painting, Journal of Philosophy and the Visual Arts, pp. 82-89; 1993

Fred Williams, Landscape With Rocks I
by Sabine Rewald, Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, p. 69, Fall 1993

     Solo Exhibitions with Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

The Triumph of The New: The Ascendency of Australian Art 1946-68
by Dr. Christopher Heathcote, Text Media, 1995

Australian Watercolours: Selected Works From The Collection
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1995

     “Fred Williams, 1927-1982”
     Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK, November/December 1995

Fred Williams (1927-1982)
by John McDonald, Marlborough, Fine Art, London, August 1995

“Fred Williams: A Working Method”
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, December 1995 – February 1996

Fred Williams: A Working Method
by James Mollison and Kirsty Grant, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1995

Gathering Paint
by Simon Plant, Weekend Herald Sun, Melbourne, p. 7, December 16, 1995

Fred Williams and the Path To Perfection
by Jason Steger, The Sunday Age, Agenda, Melbourne, p. 7, December 17, 1995

Lay It On Thick
by Jeff Makin, The Herald Sun, Melbourne, p. 33, January 6, 1996

Williams Shows What’s Around the Corner
by Robert Nelson, The Age, Melbourne, p. 12, January 10, 1996

Dictionary of Art
ed. Jane Shoaf Turner, McMillans, London, 1996

     “Fred Williams: The Queensland Gouaches”
     Traveled to Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Cairns Regional Gallery,      Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, Rockhampton City Art      Gallery, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, May – December      1996

Fred Williams: The Queensland Gouaches
curated and catalogue essay by Scott J. Brown, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast, Queensland, 1996

Intense Visions of Our Landscape
by Sasha Grishin, The Canberra Times, p. 17, January 30, 1996
Best Of It
by CB, The Financial Review, Weekend, Australia, p. 14, February 2, 1996

The Real Thing
essay by Margaret Plant, “Render unto the Gum Tree,” Museum of Modern Art at Heide, 1997

The Modern Landscape 1940 – 1965
Museum of Modern Art at Heide, 1998

Fred Williams' Pilbara: Images From The North West
by Anne Gray, University of Western Australia, 1998

Fred Williams “In Queensland” 1971 – 1978
Philip Bacon Galleries, 1998

Fred Williams (1927 – 1982) Landscapes
Rex Irwin Art Dealer, 1998

The Artists’ Retreat: Discovering The Mornington Peninsula 1850s To The Present
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 1999

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

Fred Williams – The Bluff, Mornington 1968
Friends of the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Newsletter, October/November 1999

Natural Disasters/Disasters Unnatural
Monash University Gallery, May - July 1999

An Interview With Gerard Vaughan
Maria Prendergast, GALLERY Members Magazine of the National Gallery, Society of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, October/November 1999

Landscapes In Sets and Series Australian Prints 1960s –1990s
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, July – November 1999

Fred Williams
Etchings associated with River Murray Scenes, Adelaide Festival Centre, December 1999 – February 2000

An Artist’s Homage
Barry Pearce spoke to Judith White, LOOK Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, February 2000

From Appreciation to Appropriation
Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide, March/April 2000

     “Modern Australian Landscape Painting: Boyd, Drysdale, Nolan,      Percevel, Williams”
     National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2000

Modern Australian Landscape Painting: Boyd, Drysdale, Nolan, Percevel, Williams
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2000

Modern Australian Landscape Painting: Boyd, Drysdale, Nolan, Percevel, Williams
by Geoffrey Smith, GALLERY Members Magazine of the National Gallery, Society of the National Gallery of Victoria, April/May 2000

Fred Williams - Paintings, 1959-1978
Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, April/May 2000

Fred Williams (1927-1982) Major Paints and Etchings From the Estate of the Artist
Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney, May/June 2000

Fred Williams Pilbara Series
by Bala Starr and James Mollison, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, June 2000

Visions of Australia 1950 – 2000
Nevill Keating Pictures Ltd., London, UK, July 2000

The Enduring Landscape: Gouaches By Fred Williams
Monash Gallery of Art, Victoria, December 2000 – January 2001

Fred Williams and the National Gallery of Australia
by Anne Gray, Artonview, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Issue No. 31, Spring 2002

Australian Art in the National Gallery of Australia
by Anne Gray, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, p. 276; 2002

Fred Williams: The Pilbara Series
by Jennifer Phipps and Kirsty Grant, The National Gallery of Victoria, 2002

Bone Beneath The Skin, and Spirit: Sid Talks With Albert, Rover, Colin and Fred
by Daniel Thomas, Art Monthly Australia, No. 164, pp. 22-26, October 2003

     “Fred Williams: An Australian Vision”
     British Museum, London, UK, December 2003 – April 2004

Fred Williams: An Australian Vision
by Irena Zdanowicz and Stephen Coppel, The British Museum/Thames & Hudson Ltd., UK, 2003

Hit Parade
by John Russell Taylor, The Times, London, UK, p. 14, December 24, 2003

Unheroic Australian
by Laura Gascoigne, The Spectator, London, UK, January 31, 2004

Broader Focus on Visions of Fred Williams
by Sasha Grishin, Canberra Times, May 29, 2004

Far Horizons
by Simon Brett, Printmaking Today, London, UK, Vol. 13, No. 2, Summer 2004

Fred Williams, An Australian Vision
by Irena Zdanowicz and Stephen Coppel, Printmaking Today, London, UK, Autumn 2004

Fred Williams
by Peter Nahum, Print Quarterly, London, UK, September 2004

Celebrating Fred Williams: Seven new gouaches in the gallery give us
good reason to do so, by Hendrik Kolenberg, LOOK Art Gallery Society of New South Wales, Sydney, 2004

     “Fred Williams: Water”
     McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, January 2005

Splendid Isolation: A detailed immediacy provides new reasons to fall in love with Australia’s greatest painter all over again
by Sebastian Smee, The Weekend Australian, Sydney, pp. R14-15, January 8-9, 2005

When Oil and Water Mix
by Peter Hill, The Age, Melbourne, February 8, 2005
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