James Gleeson
The portent 1945
oil on paper on board
23 x 29 cm
no. 8099
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James Gleeson
The temptation c. 1959
oil on board
25 x 19.5cm
no. 1692
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James Gleeson
Death of St Sebastian c.1950
pen and ink on paper
29.7 x 13.4 cm
no. 4982
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James Gleeson
The navigator, Odysseus series 3 c.1960
oil on board
11.5 x 14 cm
no. 8351a
James Gleeson
Icarus c. 1960
oil on board
20.5 x 14 cm
no. 3548
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James Gleeson
Drop of water in the slopes of Ceylon c. 1960
oil on board
37.2 x 25.5 cm
no. 4540
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James Gleeson
The Nemean lion 1961
oil on board
17.2 x 14.7 cm
no. 2807
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James Gleeson
Evocation – no.8 of Bellerophon series 1961
oil on board
11 x 15 cm
no. 4325
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James Gleeson
Untitled (figures in psychoscape II) c. 1964
oil on board
14.7 x 12 cm
no. 6345
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James Gleeson
Variation on the 14 wanderers theme c. 1965
enamel on masonite
14.5 x 12 cm
no. 3849
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James Gleeson
Untitled c. 1965
oil on board
12 x 10 cm
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James Gleeson
Untitled (two figures in psychoscape) c. 1965
oil on board
14.7 x 11 cm
no. 6343
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James Gleeson
Untitled (figures in psychoscape I) c. 1965
oil on board
14.7 x 12 cm
no. 6344
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James Gleeson
Pelops and Hippodamia c. 1965
oil on board
11.5 x 14.8 cm
no. 2809
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James Gleeson
The shepherd c. 1965
oil on canvas
14.5 x 17.5 cm
no. 3874
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James Gleeson
Untitled c. 1965
oil on board
14.5 x 11 cm
no. 3881
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James Gleeson
The wanderer (variation 23) c. 1965
oil on board
15 x 11.3 cm
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James Gleeson
Figure in psychoscape
oil on board
14.5 x 12 cm
no. 8925
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James Gleeson
Achilles with the body of Patroclus c. 1967
oil on board
49.5 x 24.5 cm
no. 4458
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James Gleeson
Otus and Ephialtes (triptych) c. 1968
oil on board
3 panels: 20.8 x 11; 20.8 x 16.7; 20.8 x 11cm
no. 3880
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James Gleeson
Figure in a psychoscape c. 1968
oil on board
14.5 x 12cm
no. 2852
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James Gleeson
Psychoscape c. 1968
oil on board
15 x 12.5 cm
no. 5399
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James Gleeson
Inferno 2 c. 1968
oil on board
14.5 x 12 cm
no. 3655
SOLD
James Gleeson
Untitled (2 wrestling figures) c. 1970
oil on board
14.5 x 11.5 cm
no. 8353
SOLD

Paintings and Works on paper 1930s - 1970s

10 - 30 May 2003

James Gleeson was Australia's best known and most important Surrealist. He had been painting and exhibiting consistently from the 1930s until 2008. He played a significant role in the Australian art scene, not only as a painter and poet, but as a critic, writer and curator. Gleeson combined skillful draughtsmanship with a great facility in handling paint. Delving into the subconscious, Gleeson used literary, mythological or religious subject matter to allow the viewer glimpses of extraordinary beauty. Regardless of their scale, the resulting paintings convey a sumptuous monumentality.

Gleeson is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, all state galleries, most regional galleries, university collections, Artbank, and many corporate and private collections.