Kenneth Jack "The Town Hall, Talbot” Pen and Wash on paper,
signed and dated 1958.
A wonderful image showing Kenneth Jack's mastery of ink drawing
with a dramatic wash sky, this was brought to the UK at some point
and I believe it has stayed in the same family and never been up for
sale or on show publicly since it’s original purchase.
Kenneth William David Jack AM MBE RWS (1924-2006) is best
known for his depictions of the Australian landscape, the old mining
towns and of course the buildings. This piece is one of several
drawings of the the old gold mining town of Talbot, Victoria and to
my mind the finest that Kenneth Jack made on a trip there in 1958.
It was a very creative time for him, having already won prizes for
his work Kenneth was also teaching part time at the Caulfield
Institute of Technology (CIT) and set up the printmaking and
painting departments there. Jack’s influences at that time were
other pen and wash masters, especially John Piper, whose influence
can be seen in this particular image.
This came in its original frame but will be sent out of the frame
with original mount and backing.