Eric Thake

Eric Thake (b. 1902 - 1982) was an Australian artist best known for his graphic portrayals of Australian life using a bold, mid-century style that was heavily influenced by Surrealism. Thake's works can be characterized by their dark sense of humour and light-hearted reflection on post-war Australian life. Thake has been collected by all major Australian art galleries and internationally. 

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