Abstract painting by Gordon Andrews

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1946.

This painting, an early example of Australian abstract painting, was created by Australian designer Gordon Andrews. Andrews was later responsible for creating one of most striking examples of 20th century Australian graphic design - the bold, colourful designs for Australia’s first decimal currency notes released in 1966. For these notes, Andrews drew hundreds of unique abstract security ‘wave’ patterns which were later worked up in close consultation with the Reserve Bank of Australia’s engrave...


Painting, 'Composition', abstract composition in black, grey and greens, signed 'Andrews', under glass and framed white gloss painted timber frame, ink and watercolour on paper, glass, timber and paint, Gordon Andrews, 1946. On the back, title, Gordon Andrew's name and address, 15GN, framer's company address and "Dahl and Geoffrey Collings, Kilcare Heights, 2256".


285 mm
290 mm
40 mm


The painting was painted by Gordon Andrews in Sydney in 1946.


Gift of Donna Rath and Silver Ware, 2007
13 March, 2007

Cite this Object

Abstract painting by Gordon Andrews 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 November 2017, <https://ma.as/361967>
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