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Title

Sketchbook

circa 1939-circa 1948


Artist

Arthur Fleischmann

Czechoslovakia, Australia, England

05 Jun 1896 - 02 Mar 1990


About

The drawings in this sketchbook were all made between 1939 and 1948 when the artist was resident in Sydney, and is the only extant sketchbook from his Australian period. The drawings include life studies and preliminary ideas or preparatory studies for sculpture, some realized, others not. This was the period when the artist was first experimenting with phenolic resin (an early type of plastic), which ultimately led to his pioneering works in Perspex.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2002


Details


Date

circa 1939-circa 1948


Media categories

Sketchbook , Drawing


Materials used

bound sketchbook: 15 bound leaves and 2 loose leaves, 17 drawings, pencil on cream wove paper


Dimensions

26.6 x 36.4 cm leaf; 26.6 x 37.0 x 0.7 cm closed book; 26.6 x 73.0 cm open book :

a - page 1: (Studies of female figures, heads, lion), ; 26.6 x 36.4 cm

q - loose sheet not from this sketchbook: recto: (Figu; 36.7 x 25 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

D G Wilson Bequest Fund 2002


Location

Not on display


Accession number

197.2002.a-q


Artist information

Arthur Fleischmann

Works in the collection

7


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Anne Ryan, Look, 'Sydney links London and Bratislava', pg. 19-21, Sydney, Sep 2003, 21 (illus.). One page from sketchbook reproduced, showing three nude female standing figures.