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Title

Figure study: French sailor standing, one leg raised on box


Artist

Grace Crowley

Australia

28 May 1890 - 21 Apr 1979


About

Grace Crowley was a key Sydney modernist in the inter-war period. She studied for three years in Paris in the late 1920s under a number of teachers including André Lhote and Albert Gleizes. When she returned to Australia she established an art school with Rah Fizelle, where they expounded developments in modern French art for their Australian students. Crowley's own work was a modified, academic cubism based on planar geometry and dynamic symmetry. The Gallery has a large collection of drawings by Crowley, including a number of life studies.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004


Details


Place where the work was made

Paris France


Date

(1928)


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil on buff wove paper


Dimensions

35.0 x 23.0 cm sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Bequest of the artist 1980


Location

Not on display


Accession number

169.1980


Artist information

Grace Crowley

Works in the collection

14


Place

Where the work was made
Paris

Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 7 publications

Bibliography


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Grace Crowley, Sydney, 1975. cat.no. 4

Sue Cramer and Lesley Harding, Cubism & Australian art, 'Learning Cubism', pg. 36-47, Carlton, 2009, 39 (colour illus.).

Nicolas Draffin, Three years on: a selection of acquisitions 1978-1981, 'Prints and Drawings - Australia, European and American', pg. 47-66, Sydney, 1981, 61 (illus.). cat.no. 29

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 42 (illus.). cat.no. 29

Terence Maloon, Sydney moderns: art for a new world, 'The pedagogy of modern art: the quest for modernity by Australian artists abroad', pg. 239-251, Sydney, 2013, 241 (colour illus.), 311.

Daniel Thomas (Curator), Project 4: Grace Crowley, Sydney, 1975. cat.no. 3

Natalie Wilson, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Grace Crowley / Ralph Balson / Frank Hinder / Margel Hinder', pg. 88-103, Sydney, 2002, 88 (colour illus.), 89, 142, 147.