South Australian painter Horace Trenerry was born in 1899 in Adelaide, where he was based for his entire career. His vision as a painter was remarkably adventurous, living a gypsy existence tracking isolated roads and fields of the coastal plain south of Adelaide, and dedicated to the pure cause of painting oblivious to fame and commercial success. It is Trenerry’s late work that provides the most significant evidence of his genius; chalky, boldly designed images that place him on a par with the finest modern Australian landscape painters of his time. This installation is based on the small group of his paintings acquired by the Gallery since 1986, supplemented by several loans, and coincides with a new book to be published on the artist in 2009.
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Horace Trenerry Willunga landscape c1947 © Estate of Horace Trenerry