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Bomber crash

Frank Hinder (1906-1992)
Bomber crash, Frank Hinder, Australian War Memorial, ART26924

Hinder's work evolved from his personal experience. While he was flying in a Lockheed Hudson during an aerial reconnaissance mission in order to advise on camouflaging an airstrip outside of Rabaul, the plane crashed and burst into flames. Hinder began with a series of preliminary drawings in 1942 that he later used to create the painting. The plane, the crew and the billowing flames and smoke appear as semi-abstracted geometric forms.

Egg tempera, oil glazes on gesso on hardboard 59.5 x 49.1 cm
Painted in Sydney, 1949
Acquired in 1951
Australian War Memorial

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