Hal Missingham

Harold "Hal" Missingham AO (8 December 1906 – 9 April 1994) was an Australian artist, Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1945 to 1971, and President of the Australian Watercolour Institute from 1952 to 1955.

From 1927 to 1928 Missingham worked in Canada as a freelance artist and teacher. Before World War II he studied in Perth, Paris and London, where he became friendly with a number of leading artists and developed an interest in photography. He returned to Sydney in 1941 and helped to found the Studio of Realist Art.

 

These delightful sketches, typical of the period, are from a limited edition series by Dymock's books produced in 1954. These prints are from number 573 of 650.

Hal Missingham

Please note that the shadow marks on the edges of some images are from the scanner, and not on the prints themselves.