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Nora Heysen

(Australia 11 Jan 1911 – 30 Dec 2003)

Portrait of Evie Stokes
Media category
Materials used
brown conté on ivory wove paper

34 x 25.5 cm sight

Signature & date
Signed l.r., brown conté "Nora Heysen". Dated l.l., brown conté "1935".
Gift of Meredith Stokes 2008
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

Everton (Evie) Stokes, a sculptor, was a friend of Nora Heysen, first in Adelaide, and then later in England, where they shared a flat in London. They also travelled in England and Europe together.

The drawing is illustrated in the first book on Nora Heysen's work by Lou Klepac (1989) and has been included in exhibitions of the artist's work in recent years – S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney, National Library, Canberra and Carrick Hill, Adelaide, as well as the recent touring exhibition 'Drawn together' with Judy Cassab and Margaret Woodward.

Bibliography (1)

Isabel Hendriksen, Drawn together: the drawing lives of Nora Heysen, Judy Cassab & Margaret Woodward, Parramatta, 2005, 84 (illus.). 99

Exhibition history (1)

Drawn together: art by three extraordinary women - Nora Heysen, Margaret Woodward and Judy Cassab: