Horseshoe Range

Guy GREY-SMITH: artist

Not On Display

About the work

This major work stands at a point of transition in Grey-Smith’s painting style. His early landscapes had been largely drawn from the local Perth environs, and showed him working through various artistic influences. Travel through the north-west of WA from the mid-1950s onwards literally broadened his horizons, resulting in arresting paintings like this one that distil the essence of the landscape through simplification of form and controlled use of intense colour. The biggest painting he had ever attempted when he started it, its size befits both the subject matter (a striking landform north of Meekatharra) and the scale of the artist’s ambition for the work.
Horseshoe Range
Artist/Maker and role
Guy GREY-SMITH: artist
oil on muslin over hardboard
126.0 x 250.0 cm
Credit line
Purchased 1961
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number

This is one of the paintings in our collection.