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An image of Seated nude by Rah Fizelle

Rah Fizelle

(Australia 04 Sep 1891 – 25 Oct 1964)

Seated nude
(circa 1935)
Media category
Materials used
pencil on ivory paper

55.8 x 38.2 cm sheet

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of Rex Irwin Art Dealer 2010. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
© Rah Fizelle Estate
Not on display
Further information

Like others at this time, Fizelle reduced his forms to basic geometry and gave greater emphasis to design; but he looked particularly to Grace Crowley to deepen his knowledge of Cubism – through what she had learned in Paris under leading Cubist teacher André Lhote.

Bibliography (1)

Terence Maloon, Sydney moderns: art for a new world, 'The pedagogy of modern art: the quest for modernity by Australian artists abroad', pg. 236-251, Sydney, 2013, 241 (colour illus.), 313, 322.

Exhibition history (2)

Rah Fizelle drawings c.1934 (1979), Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Woollahra, 28 Aug 1979–15 Sep 1979

Sydney Moderns, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Jul 2013–07 Oct 2013

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