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Laurie Thomas

oil on canvas
65.8 × 54.1 cm
inscribed (diagonally) in red paint l.l.: Hallen
Accession Number
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1982
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Gallery location
Gallery 7
Level 2, NGV Australia
At the age of 19, Ambrose Hallen left Australia to study and work in France. There he became familiar with artists such as Amedeo Modigliani, Henri Matisse and the expatriate Australian John Russell. Returning almost thirty years later, he had developed a radically modern outlook and exercised an influence on artists such as Lina Bryans with whom he was acquainted before his death in 1943.