Skip to content

Collection

An image of recto: Venus de Milo, Art School, Brisbane
verso: Study for forward leaning figure, 'Borghese' warrior or gladiator by Lloyd Rees
Alternate image of recto: Venus de Milo, Art School, Brisbane
verso: Study for forward leaning figure, 'Borghese' warrior or gladiator by Lloyd Rees

Lloyd Rees

(Australia 17 Mar 1895 – 02 Dec 1988)

Title
recto: Venus de Milo, Art School, Brisbane verso: Study for forward leaning figure, 'Borghese' warrior or gladiator
Year
1915
Media categories
Drawing, Sketchbook
Materials used
pencil on paper
Dimensions

33.8 x 25.2 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "LR / Mar 15".
Credit
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
38.2013
Copyright
© A&J Rees. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Location
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.