Lawrence Daws
Glasshouse Mountains with poinciana, 2012 (Archive Image)

Lawrence Daws (b. 1927, Adelaide) is a major figure of modern and contemporary Australian art. He has sustained a successful career as a painter and printmaker for over a half a century. Daws’ depictions of the Australian landscape are as unique as the psychological landscapes he often grafts within them. His works are a personal journey of self-awareness and discovery, and often about the formal qualities of paint itself – "Even when a painting is full of menace, I try to paint it in a beautiful way so you're seduced by the paint quality and you don't get subsumed by the horror."

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Selected Artworks

Lawrence Daws
The blue pool, 2012
oil on canvas
152 x 305cm
Lawrence Daws
Dolley Pond painting no. 5 (strike), c.1968
oil, frottage, collage on hardboard
183 x 160cm
Lawrence Daws
Big terrace, 1986
mixed media on paper mounted on hardboard
152 x 122cm
Lawrence Daws
Grey landscape, Glasshouse Mountains, 1992
oil on board
100 x 120cm
Lawrence Daws
Study for 'Chalk Bluff Mountain', 2010
oil on hardboard
36 x 46cm
Lawrence Daws
View of the Himalayas from the Glasshouse Mountains, 1980
oil on board
36.5 x 39.5cm
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