(Scotland, Australia 29 Sep 1891 – 20 May 1974)
24.8 x 23.9 cm sheet
This rare drawing was made by Ian Fairweather while he was a student at the Slade School in London between 1920 and 24. The Slade School had a strong focus on figure drawing, as the foundation of art, and promoted a formulaic approach to drawing the figure that emphasised anatomical correctness. Fairweather approached his subject with his characteristic lyricism and subtlety, suggesting form through tone rather than line, and reveal his comprehension of movement and structure.
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004
Philip Bacon, Ian Fairweather, Brisbane, 1984, 18.
Murray Bail, Ian Fairweather, 'The Slade School', pg. 14-17, Sydney, 2009, 15 (illus.), 245. figure no. 3; cat.no. 3
Tim Fisher, The drawings of Ian Fairweather, Port Melbourne, 1997, 7 (illus.), 62.
Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 1999, Sydney, 1999, 18 (colour illus.).
Ian Fairweather (1984), Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, 18 May 1984–14 Jun 1984
The drawings of Ian Fairweather (1997-1998):
Australian Collection Focus: some recent acquisitions: - Nolan, Boyd, Fairweather, Rees (2010), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 16 Oct 2010–09 Jan 2011