Russell Drysdale – 'Albury Platform'

Excluded from active service in World War II by his poor eyesight, Drysdale produced a significant body of work depicting army life in Australia, much of it inspired by time spent in Albury in 1942.

 'Albury Platform' (1943) and 'Convoy on Road near Albury' (1942) are two examples in the MAMA collection.

Drysdale continued to work on the Albury subject matter when he returned to Sydney, making drawings and working some, including 'Albury Platform', into paintings.