Ray CrookeDate unknown (circa 1943-2000)

Central Goldfields Art Gallery

Central Goldfields Art Gallery
Maryborough, Victoria, Australia

Ray Austin Crooke AM (12 July 1922 – 5 December 2015) was an Australian artist known for his landscapes. He won the Archibald Prize in 1969 with a portrait of George Johnston. Crooke was born in Auburn, Victoria in 1922. He spent time in Townsville, Cape York and other parts of northern Australia during World War II. He is admired for his ability to catch the qualities of the light so characteristic of the tropics, and the atmosphere of Pacific Island communities.


  • Title: Conversation
  • Creator: Ray Crooke
  • Date Created: Date unknown (circa 1943-2000)
  • Physical Dimensions: 790 x 630 x 35 mm
  • Provenance: Acquired in 2014. Bequest of Anthony David Felton.
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Central Goldfields Art Gallery Collection (CGAG.0012). © David Crooke . Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder.
  • External Link: Wikipedia: Ray Crooke
  • Medium: oil on canvas board
  • Artwork photographer: Megan Cardamone

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