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An image of Basil Burdett at the piano by Lloyd Rees

Lloyd Rees

(Australia 17 Mar 1895 – 02 Dec 1988)

Basil Burdett at the piano
Other titles:
Basil at piano - night - "Samford"
Place of origin
Media categories
Drawing, Sketchbook
Materials used
pencil on paper

33.5 x 26.0 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated, l.l. pencil "L REES/ 1922".
Gift of Alan & Jancis Rees, the artist's son and daughter-in-law 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
© A&J Rees. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Not on display
Further information

Lloyd Rees was born in Brisbane in 1895 and lived there until 1917, when he settled in Sydney. He attended Brisbane Technical College in 1910, where he had his first formal instruction in art and in 1913 took a job as a junior artist in the Queensland Printing Office. He began full time studies at the Brisbane Technical College from 1915 and was there until 1918 – many of the drawings in this gift were from his time at the school. Their subjects include everyday life out and about in Brisbane, landscape, architecture, portraits and studies after sculpture.

Basil Burdett (1897 - 1942) was born in Queensland and worked briefly as an art critic for the Brisbane Daily Mail, leaving for Sydney in 1921.