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Fred Williams, Trees in a Landscape
Fred Williams, <em>Trees in a Landscape</em>
Fred Williams, Untitled (Trees in a Landscape, Mittagong), 1957
Fred Williams's depiction of the Australian landscape reflects its frequently monotonous and repetitive nature. In this beautifully constructed painting, a series of tall thin trees is set against a quasi-Cubist background. In spite of the abstract elements, the work clearly communicates the colour and forms of the Australian bush.

Oil on board, 94 x 88.5 cm
The University of Western Australia Art Collection, Tom Collins Bequest Fund, 1961, © Estate of Fred Williams / licensed by Viscopy, 2010

Caption: Sally Quin
Photo: Victor France