John Richard Passmore
(1904 - 1984)
John Richard Passmore was active/lived in Australia. John Passmore is known for painting.
Biography John Richard Passmore
Whilst residing in London having relocated in 1933, John Passmore was
working for Lintas Pty Ltd as a layout artist during the day and
attending evening classes at the Westminster School of Art, studying
under Mark Gertler and Bernard Meninsky. Living in London gave Passmore
the opportunity to be surrounded by the historically significant works
of artists such as Rembrandt, Tintoretto, Cézanne and Picasso, all of
whom had a profound influence.On his return to Australia in 1951
Passmore's paintings were frequently characterised by figurative
displays, often situated along the Sydney waterfront. The present work, Study for The Bathers,
is poised between figuration and abstraction. Passmore accentuates the
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