Foundry (John Heine and Son)
oil on canvas laid on board
90 x 135 cm
|Arthur Murch (1902 – 1989) studied at the Royal Art Society School under Dattilo-Rubbo and was assistant to George Lambert in the late 1920s. After travels through Europe in the late 1930s he was greatly influenced by the modernist movement, which was reflected in his subsequent output. Murch was the official war artist during World War II. He won the Archibald prize in 1949 and exhibited in Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane and Adelaide until the 1970s. His work is held by the National Gallery of Australia and many state and regional galleries. |
REF: McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Miegunyah Press, 2006, p 707-708.