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06 May 2003
6/2003
Commemorative Issue

Australian Paintings

Australia
This issue is the first in a new series that will feature paintings by eminent Australian artists. The works will be selected from the history of painting since European settlement in Australia, and will draw on the country

Sidney Nolan, Ned Kelly, 1946  

Sidney Nolan, Ned Kelly, 1946

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Sir Sidney Nolan (1917-1992) is considered by many to be Australia

Howard Arkley, Family Home, Suburban Exterior, 1993  

Howard Arkley, Family Home, Suburban Exterior, 1993

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Howard Arkley (1951-1999) said he was inspired to paint after seeing a Sidney Nolan exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria.

The work featured on the stamp, Family Home: Suburban Exterior of 1993 is quintessential Arkley; the facade of an ordinary Australian suburban home rendered in bright colours with a pronounced concern for flat pattern. The painting is acrylic on canvas and is in the collection of Monash University, Melbourne.

Robert Jacks, Cord Long Drawn, Expectant, 1985  

Robert Jacks, Cord Long Drawn, Expectant, 1985

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Robert Jacks (b. 1943) is one of Australia

Joy Hester, Girl, 1957  

Joy Hester, Girl, 1957

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Joy Hester (1920-1960) was the only woman inthe Angry Penguins group that also includedSidney Nolan and Hester

Technical Information

Issue date........................6 May 2003
Denominations ................two x $1.00, one x $1.45, one x
$2.45)
Artists ............................Sidney Nolan, Ned Kelly, 1946
Howard Arkley, Family Home, Suburban Exterior, 1993
Robert Jacks, Cord Long Drawn, Expectant, 1985
Joy Hester, Girl, 1957
Designer ........................Symone Lambert, Australia Post
Design Studio
Stamp size ......................50 x 30 mm
Printer ............................SNP Sprint
Paper..............................Tullis Russell
Perforations ....................14.4 x 14
Printing process ..............Lithography
Sheet layout ....................Single pane modules of 50
National postmark............Heidelberg VIC 3084
copyright notice: This material has been reproduced with permission of the Australian Postal Corporation. The original work is held in the National Philatelic Collection.
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