artists represented

1927 Born, Melbourne
1943-47 Attended National Gallery School
1946-50 Attended George Bell Art School, Melbourne
1951-56 Moved to London, worked as framer and attended the Chelsea School of Art and Central Art School part time
1957 Returned to Australia
1961 Married Lyn Watson
1963 Moved to Upwey
1964 Travelled to Europe on Helena Rubinstein Scholarship
1969 Moved to Hawthorn
1972-74 Member, Commonwealth Art Advisory Board
1973-76 Member, Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council
1975-82 Trustee, Council of the National Gallery of Australia
1976 Awarded OBE
1980 Awarded Doctorate of Law, LL.D (Honoris causa) by Monash University
1982 Died, Melbourne

Selected Exhibitions
2018 Fred Williams, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
2018 Fred Williams: Weipa Series, Cairns Art Gallery, Cairns
2013 Fred Williams: Watercolours and Gouaches, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
2013 Fred Williams: Landscapes 1957-1960, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
2011 Fred Williams: Infinite Horizons, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, touring Melbourne, 
Adelaide
2004 Fred Williams: An Australian Vision, The British Museum, London
2001 Fred Williams: Drawing The Nude, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne
2001 Fred Williams: Landscapes 1959-81, Monash University, Melbourne
2001 From Music Hall to Landscape: Fred Williams Drawings and Prints, Art Gallery of New South 
Wales, Sydney
2000-01 The Enduring Landscape: Gouaches by Fred Williams from the National Gallery of Victoria, Monash University, Melbourne
2000 Fred Williams: Pilbara Series, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne
1999 Fred Williams: Drawing the Exotic, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne
1996 Fred Williams: The Queensland Gouaches, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast, touring 
Queensland
1995 Fred Williams: A Working Method, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1994 Fred Williams: Etchings 1970-76 and the Guthega Paintings, Ian Potter Museum of Art, 
Melbourne
1988 Fred Williams: The Pilbara Series, touring London, Ulster, Belfast, Kilkenny
1987-89 Fred Williams: A Retrospective, National Gallery of AUstralia, Canberra, touring 
Australia
1983-84 Fred Williams: The Pilbara Series, touring Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo
1981-82 Fred Williams: Bass Strait Landscapes 1971-78, touring Victoria, Tasmania
1981 Fred Williams: Painter/Etcher, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1980 Fred Williams 1969-79, Fischer Fine Art, London, touring to Australian Embassy, Paris
1980 Fred Williams: Works in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1978 Fred Williams: Paintings, Gouaches and Lithographs 1976-78, touring Sydney, Melbourne, 
Perth, Adelaide
1977-79 Fred Williams: Paintings 1963-77, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1977 Fred Williams: Landscapes of a Continent, Museum of Modern Art, New York, touring 
Florida, Nebraska, Texas
1974-75 Ten Australians, Australia Council, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, touring 
France, Italy, West Germany, United Kingdom
1973 Adelaide Festival Theatre Murals, Festival Theatre, Adelaide
1972 Fred Williams Retrospective, Mornington Peninsula Art Centre
1971 Fred Williams: Watercolours, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, and Newcastle Art Gallery, 
Newcastle
1970 Heroic Landscape: Streeton to Williams, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Collections
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
All major regional galleries throughout Australia
All major university collections throughout Australia
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra
Sydney Opera House Trust, Sydney
Adelaide Festival Theatre
Tate Gallery, London
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
British Museum, London
Queen Elizabeth II Collection, United Kingdom
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.
Centre for Contemporary Art, Hamilton, New Zealand