Douglas Watson (1920-72) Works from the Permanent Collection

18 June—24 July 2011

Douglas Watson is a gifted artist whose reputation needs to be reassessed.

Doug Watson served as a war artist during WW2, exhibited at the Royal Academy, London; the NSW Society of Artists; Contemporary Group, Sydney; and the Contemporary Art Society.

Image: Douglas Watson. "The Sightseers" 1946. Oil on canvas on board. Gift of the National Gallery Society of Victoria, 1950

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