The late landscape paintings of Horace Trenerry


South Australian painter Horace Trenerry was born in 1899 in Adelaide, where he was based for his entire career. His vision as a painter was remarkably adventurous, living a gypsy existence tracking isolated roads and fields of the coastal plain south of Adelaide, and dedicated to the pure cause of painting oblivious to fame and commercial success.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Saturday 29 November 2008 to Sunday 15 March 2009

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Thursday 23 October 2008.
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It is Trenerry’s late work that provides the most significant evidence of his genius; chalky, boldly designed images that place him on a par with the finest modern Australian landscape painters of his time. This installation is based on the small group of his paintings acquired by the Gallery since 1986, supplemented by several loans, and coincides with a new book to be published on the artist at the end of the year.

29 November 2008 – 15 March 2009
Australian Collection Focus Room, Ground level