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Alistair Morrison

Breeding Ground

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Catalogue number: 39

oil on board

122.00 x 91.50

signed l.l.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Perth.

Note:

Alastair Morrison was an Australian graphic artist, author and painter. He had a distinguished career in graphic design - mostly in Sydney but including a few years in London, with Gordon Andrews, and with Dahl Collings at Simpsons of Piccadilly, where they were taken on no less than Lazlo Maholy-Nagy. He exhibited in a group show of art, design and photography at the Lund Humphries Gallery, in 1938: writing in the catalogue, E. McKnight Kauffer, the celebrated poster artist, said of the Australians, their work has the added attraction of simple directness, which seems to come from their affinity with the open-air life of their own country.' Back in Sydney, he became became president of the Design Insitute and maintained a practice with clients including Pioneer Sugar, of which Russell Drysdale was on the board; he designed 23 annual catalogues for the Contemporay Art Society and In the early 1960s was chairman of the Currency Note Design Group, the committee which advised on the design of the new banknotes issued when Australia decimalised the currency in 1966. On a different front, as Professor Afferbeck Lauder, he gained a place in Australian linguistic history: beginning with Let Stalk Strine (Ure Smith, Sydney, Australia, 1965) he followed with Nose Tone Unturned (1967), Fraffly Well Spoken (1968), and Fraffly Suite (1969): the first two took a wry look (or ear) to Australian English (written phonetically to appear as another language) the next two lampooned the clipped tones of upper-class English English. (the titles, and the pseudonym, are themselves examples for Strine (Afferbeck Lauder = alphabetical order). He lived his later years in Perth, where this work was painted.

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