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Roger Kemp

(Figure in Action - Ballet Series), c. 1936 - 1940

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oil on card

38.00 x 49.00

unsigned

Provenance: Private Collection, Melbourne, since 1998

Exhibited: Modern Australian Painting, Charles Nodrum Gallery, 27 May — 17 June, 1995, no. 11 (as ‘Figures in Action’)

Literature & references: see
Christopher Heathcote, The Art of Roger Kemp, Macmillan, 2007, p 43-46 for coverage of the late 1930s figure paintings
and
Patrick McCaughey, Roger Kemp: Cycles and Directions 1935-1975, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne 1978, plates 1-6 for related works

Note: The Ballets Russes toured Australasia in 1936/7 and 1938/9; Roger Kemp was highly impressed and made a pathfinding suite of abstracted expressionist studies, of which this work is an example.

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(Untitled No 52)

Roger Kemp

1972

acrylic on board, 80.00 x 99.00

Price: $30,000

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Untitled

Roger Kemp

c. 1975

felt pen and pastel on paper, 60.00 x 73.00

Price: $8,500

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(Winfield Configuration)

Roger Kemp

c. 1974 - 1975

gouache on printed paper, 36.50 x 55.00

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Rhythmic Circle

Roger Kemp

c. 1973 - 1974

etching on paper ed 13/45, 60.50 x 90.00

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Untitled

Roger Kemp

1971

pen and ink and pastel on paper, 29.00 x 61.00

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(Untitled)

Roger Kemp

c. 1973

acrylic on paper, 152.00 x 188.00

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Landscape

Roger Kemp

1935 - 1940

oil on card, 53.50 x 87.00

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Experience

Roger Kemp

c. 1965

acrylic on paper on board, 108.00 x 147.00

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Untitled

Roger Kemp

1970

brushed ink on paper, 51.00 x 64.00

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(Untitled, No. 13)

Roger Kemp

c. 1963

enamel on board, 81.50 x 103.00

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Horizontal Two

Roger Kemp

c. 1974 - 1976

etching on paper, ed 8/45, 50.00 x 98.00

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Sequence 7

Roger Kemp

1972

etching on paper, magnesium plate (extant), 53.00 x 53.00

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Untitled

Roger Kemp

acrylic on canvas, 184.00 x 199.00

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Sequence Two

Roger Kemp

1973

etching on paper, 30.00 x 31.50

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Rhythm Six

Roger Kemp

acrylic on paper on board, 139.00 x 161.00

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Untitled

Roger Kemp

c. 1975

pen and ink and red ink wash on paper, 21.00 x 29.50

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Untitled

Roger Kemp

c. 1975

pen and ink on paper, 20.00 x 31.00

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Untitled Study

Roger Kemp

1975 - 1980

felt pen and coloured inks on paper, 38.00 x 55.00

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Untitled

Roger Kemp

1972

pen and ink and pastel on paper, 47.00 x 49.00

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Untitled

Roger Kemp

1971

pen and ink and pastel on paper, 35.00 x 66.00

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Untitled

Roger Kemp

1971

pen and ink and pastel on paper, 29.00 x 61.00

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Untitled study

Roger Kemp

1977

felt pen and pencil on paper, 39.00 x 40.00

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Untitled

Roger Kemp

c. 1980

acrylic on canvas, 184.00 x 199.00

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Untitled (Sequence Series)

Roger Kemp

c. 1975

acrylic on paper on canvas, 147.00 x 215.00

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Untitled

Roger Kemp

c. 1975

felt pen and pastel on paper, 60.00 x 73.00

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Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.