Skip to content

Collection

An image of recto: Moreton Bay fig at Milton
verso: Bamboos at the back of Samford and Note of houses by Lloyd Rees
Alternate image of recto: Moreton Bay fig at Milton
verso: Bamboos at the back of Samford and Note of houses by Lloyd Rees

Lloyd Rees

(Australia 17 Mar 1895 – 02 Dec 1988)

Title
recto: Moreton Bay fig at Milton verso: Bamboos at the back of Samford and Note of houses
Year
(1915-1916)
Media categories
Drawing, Sketchbook
Materials used
pencil on paper
Dimensions

28.4 x 24.5 cm sheet

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
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
48.2013
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.

Rees' fparents' house called "Samford" was in Park Road, Milton; it was not far from their previous house 'Shirley'. They came to Sydney in 1922 and lived at Bondo where there was a piano as there always was in their previous homes.

Exhibition history (2)

Lloyd Rees Drawings (1995-96), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Mar 1995–14 May 1995

Lloyd Rees, early Brisbane drawings 1913-17: