Passmore, John (1904-1984)

Also known as
Passmore, John Richard (1904-1984)
Field of activity
Artist; Painter; Draughtsman
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35588375
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-541017

Biographies

John Richard Passmore (1904-1984), artist, was born on 4 February 1904 at Redfern, Sydney, elder child of Sydney-born John Passmore, watchman, and Queensland-born Elizabeth Webber. At 13 John...

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When John Passmore returned to Sydney from an extended stay in Europe in 1951 he galvanised a generation of young painters. They were led to understand that paintings need not be smooth and precious, but could be rough, tough, but still have an underlying structure – inspired by Cezanne.

Flourished

  • fl. c.1930 - c.1980

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  1. John Passmore 1904-84 : retrospective / Barry Pearce ; [exhibition held] Art Gallery of New South Wales, 19 December 1984 - 10 February 1985
    Pearce, Barry
    [ Book : 1900-1985 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined;lis, [2 others]
    At 39 libraries
    John Passmore 1904-84 : retrospective / Barry Pearce ; [exhibition held] Art Gallery of New South Wales, 19 December 1984 - 10 February 1985
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 136,041.969)

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  2. John Passmore : the late works, 23 October - 22 November 1997 / curators, Peter Pinson and Nick Waterlow
    Pinson, Peter
    [ Book : 1997 ]
    At ANU Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 131,238.391)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 131,238.391)

  3. Papers of John Passmore
    Passmore, John, 1904-1984
    [ Unpublished : 1932-1980 ]
    At Art Gallery NSW Lib
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 130,407.57)

  4. Exhibition of paintings John Passmore : 20 November to 3 December 1951 Macquarie Galleries 19 Bligh Street, Sydney
    Passmore, John, 1904-1984
    [ Book : 1951 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 119,829.211)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 119,829.211)

  5. John Passmore - papers, 1951 - 1972
    Passmore, John, 1904-1984
    [ Unpublished : 1951-1972 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 99,841)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 99,841)

  6. John Passmore : the late works, 23 October - 22 November 1997 / curators: Peter Pinson and Nick Waterlow OAM
    Passmore, John, 1904-1984
    [ Book : 1997 ]
    At 22 libraries
    John Passmore : the late works, 23 October - 22 November 1997 / curators: Peter Pinson and Nick Waterlow OAM
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 89,396.859)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 89,396.859)

  7. The wave [John Passmore]
    Passmore, John, 1904-1984
    [ Art work ]
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  8. Sand fight / John Passmore
    Passmore, John, 1904-1984
    [ Art work ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 51,870.734)

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Resources about John Passmore (16)

  1. John Passmore 1904-84 : retrospective / Barry Pearce ; [exhibition held] Art Gallery of New South Wales, 19 December 1984 - 10 February 1985
    Pearce, Barry
    [ Book : 1900-1985 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined;lis, [2 others]
    At 39 libraries
    John Passmore 1904-84 : retrospective / Barry Pearce ; [exhibition held] Art Gallery of New South Wales, 19 December 1984 - 10 February 1985
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 136,201.859)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 136,201.859)

  2. John Passmore : the late works, 23 October - 22 November 1997 / curators, Peter Pinson and Nick Waterlow
    Pinson, Peter
    [ Book : 1997 ]
    At ANU Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 131,794.109)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 131,794.109)

  3. Papers of John Passmore
    Passmore, John, 1904-1984
    [ Unpublished : 1932-1980 ]
    At Art Gallery NSW Lib
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 130,225.586)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 130,225.586)

  4. Exhibition of paintings John Passmore : 20 November to 3 December 1951 Macquarie Galleries 19 Bligh Street, Sydney
    Passmore, John, 1904-1984
    [ Book : 1951 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 119,686.055)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 119,686.055)

  5. [Biographical cuttings on John Passmore, artist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 108,579.914)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 108,579.914)

  6. John Passmore : the late works, 23 October - 22 November 1997 / curators: Peter Pinson and Nick Waterlow OAM
    Passmore, John, 1904-1984
    [ Book : 1997 ]
    At 22 libraries
    John Passmore : the late works, 23 October - 22 November 1997 / curators: Peter Pinson and Nick Waterlow OAM
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 89,229.359)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 89,229.359)

  7. John Passmore and the legend of Paul Cezanne
    Lynn, Elwyn
    Art and Australia
    [ Article : 1985 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 73,558.516)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 73,558.516)

  8. [John Passmore : Australian Art and Artists file]
    [ Published ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 72,939.414)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 72,939.414)

  9. Desperate recluse: John Passmore's isolation. [Essay from the catalogue of the John Passmore retrospective exhibition]
    Bail, Murray
    Age Monthly Review
    [ Article : 1984 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 67,210.797)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 67,210.797)

  10. The importance of Passmore
    Lanceley, Colin
    National Times
    [ Article : 1-7 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,430.965)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,430.965)

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  1. Passmore, John (1914-2004)
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  2. Passmore, J. G. I., (John George Irvine)
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  3. Passmore, J. R., (John Roger)
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  1. Confidence and craftsmanship 11. John Richard Passmore (1904 —) | AUSTRALIAN PAINTERS
    The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982) Wednesday 30 May 1962 p 46 Article Illustrated
    ... Confidence and craftsmanship ll. John Richard Passmore (1904- ) AUSTRALIAN PAINTERS by Douglas ... is based on solid draughtsmanship and a great knowledge of his craft. Born in Sydney in 1904 ... 351 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9,168.486)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9,168.486)

  2. PAINTINGS BY JOHN PASSMORE
    The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954) Thursday 22 November 1951 p 13 Article
    ... PAINTINGS BY JOHN PASSMORE At the Macquarie Galleries, John Pass-more's intensely con ... the pictorial problems that occu pied Cezanne, Passmore al-, lows his own personality to be absorbed ... 301 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5,526.627)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5,526.627)

  3. MRS. JOHN PASSMORE.
    Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1922 - 1933) Tuesday 13 September 1927 p 3 Article
    ... MRS. JOHN PASSMORE. CLIFTON, Monday.—The death occurred at her residence, Ellangowan, near Clifton ... , about 10.30 on Sunday night of .Mrs. John Passmore, wife of Mr. John Passmore, farmer, of Ellengowan ... 134 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5,312.677)

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  1. The wave [John Passmore]
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  2. Sand fight / John Passmore
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  3. RMIT Australian Art and Australian ...
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  4. Gouache no.10
    Passmore, John ...
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1970-1979 ]
  5. John F. Passmore notes on the Royal ...
    Passmore, John ...
    [ Photograph : 1972-1973 ]
  6. Quick sketches and studies, late 19 ...
    Thompson, Tom, ...
    [ Art work : 1980 ]
  1. THE estate of THELMA MARGARET PASSMORE, late of
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 15 June 1979 [Issue No.79] p 2965

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... Act, 1916, as amended, and Trustee Act, 1925, as amended, John Henry Passmore and Eileen Mary Dyos ... THE estate of THELMA MARGARET PASSMORE, late of Campsie, in the State of New South Wales, widow. ... 175 words
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  2. WHEREAS the Estate of John William Drummond Passmore was, on the 6th day of April,
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 11 April 1843 [Issue No.31] p 534

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... In the Insolvent Estate of John William Drummond Passmore, of Molong Myrang, county of Welling ton ... , I hereby appoint a Meeting of the Creditors of the said John WiU. Drummond Passmore to be holden ... 132 words
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,580.356)

  3. ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION. In the will of Catherine Passmore, late of Moore Park, Sydney, in the Colony of New South Wales, deceased, formerly the wife of William Richard Templem...
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 13 August 1886 [Issue No.449] p 5501

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... of August, a.d. 1886. JOHN M'LAUGHLIN, Proctor for the said Executor. 5664 6s. 6d. ... 129 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,842.492)

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  1. John Passmore
    Hansen, David
    Artist Profile
    [ Article : 2009 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 814.647)

  2. John Passmore, writer
    Pringle, John Douglas
    Quadrant
    [ Article : 1975 ]
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  3. John Passmore. (touring exhibition)
    Davidson, Prue
    Art and Australia
    [ Article : 1998 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 673.39)

  4. Obituary, John Arthur Passmore, 1914-2004
    Smart, J. J. C
    Australasian Journal of Philosophy
    [ Article : 2005 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 546.8)

  1. Passmore, John
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  2. John Passmore : portrait sitter file
    Passmore, John
    [ Book ]
    At Nat Portrait Gall
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  3. John Passmore : retrospective, 1904-84 / Barry Pearce
    Passmore, John
    [ Book : 1985 ]
    John Passmore : retrospective, 1904-84 / Barry Pearce
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 977.028)

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  4. John Passmore 1908-84 : retrospective / Barry Pearce
    Pearce, Barry
    [ Book : 1985 ]
    At UWA Library
    John Passmore 1908-84 : retrospective / Barry Pearce
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  1. Passmore, John
    [ Published ]
    At NGV Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,001.546)

  2. Papers of John Passmore
    Passmore, John, 1914-2004
    [ Unpublished : 1922-2007 ]
    At National Library
    Papers of John Passmore
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 783.452)

  3. [Biographical cuttings on John Passmore, Emeritus professor of philosophy, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 450.511)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 450.511)

  1. John Passmore MS 7613 collection
    Passmore, John, 1914-2004
    [ Sound : 1974-1983 ]
    At National Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,057.953)

  2. John Passmore - Semi-detached Philosopher
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2015 ]
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    John Passmore - Semi-detached Philosopher
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,042.543)

  3. John Passmore interviewed by Peter Coleman
    Passmore, John, 1914-2004
    [ Sound : 1992 ]
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    At National Library
    John Passmore interviewed by Peter Coleman
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,003.422)

  4. John Passmore interviewed on television in the John Passmore MS 7613 collection
    Passmore, John, 1914-2004
    [ Sound : 1983 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 913.026)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 913.026)

  1. PASSMORE Family
    PASSMORE Family
    Created by DianeH, 26 items.

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 438.501)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 438.501)

  2. John Baird
    John Baird
    Created by M.L.M, 43 items.

    For articles relating to John Baird and Mary Baird (nee Culkin) who emmigrated from Ireland to Moreton Bay, Australia in 1855 aboard the Conrad.John is the brother of James Baird who emmigra...

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  3. KEEP, John, 1824-1905, J.P., Ironmonger, Hardware Merchant.
    KEEP, John, 1824-1905, J.P., Ironmonger, Hardware Merchant.
    Created by markauturnbull, 461 items.

    Son of William KEEP & Catherine POULTER, Born Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, arrived Sydney 1853, ex. S.S. Argo, of Broughton Hall, Leichhardt. Of John Keep and Sons., director charity organizatio...

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