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An image of The Bridge, South Coast landscape by Lloyd Rees

Lloyd Rees

(Australia 17 Mar 1895 – 02 Dec 1988)

Title
The Bridge, South Coast landscape
Place of origin
New South WalesAustralia
Year
1936
Media category
Drawing
Materials used
pencil, pen and black ink, wash on cream wove paper
Dimensions

35.7 x 49.3 cm sheet (irreg.)

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "L REES/ 1936".
Credit
Purchased 1938
Accession number
6616
Copyright
© AGNSW
Location
Not on display
Further information

For Lloyd Rees, drawing was absolutely fundamental and remained so throughout his long and productive creative life; few other Australian artists have practised drawing more passionately or scrupulously. Indeed, when 'The bridge, South Coast landscape' was made in 1936, Rees was still immersed in a period where he focussed on drawing to the exclusion of all other media and established for himself a considerable reputation as a draughtsman of note. The drawing won Rees a Silver Medal at the Paris International Exhibition in 1937 and is undoubtedly one of his finest drawings.

Bibliography (8)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, (Lloyd Rees), ‘Foreword’, pp 2-3, Sydney, 1942, 2 (illus.), 6, 13. cat.no. 13

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Lloyd Rees Retrospective, 'Catalogue: drawings', pp 32-35, Sydney, 1969, 34. cat.no. 140

Lou Klepac (Editor), Rees - Whiteley, On the Road to Berry, ‘The catalogue’, pp 14-20, Melbourne, 1993, 14. cat.no. 13

Hendrik Kolenberg, Lloyd Rees Drawings - Centenary Retrospective, 'Introduction', pp 7-19, Sydney, 1995, 16, 63 (illus.). cat.no. 64

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 55 (illus.). cat.no. 44

Renee Renée, Lloyd Rees, ‘Sydney: 1917-42’, pp 23-50, Melbourne, 1972, 47 (illus.), 122. cat.no. D192

Daniel Thomas, Art and Australia [vol. 10, no. 1], 'Australian collection', pp 52-62, Sydney, Jul 1972, 55 (illus.).

Roland Wakelin, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'The artistic development of Lloyd Rees', pp 490-492, Sydney, Oct 1969, 497 (illus.). 'Lloyd Rees special number'

Exhibition history (9)

Society of Artists Prints and Drawings (1936), Education Department Gallery [Loftus Street], Sydney, 04 Sep 1936–02 Oct 1936

Exposition International des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (1937 Paris World's Fair: Arts, crafts, sciences in modern life), Unknown, 24 May 1937–15 Nov 1937

Lloyd Rees (1942), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Aug 1942–30 Aug 1942

Lloyd Rees Retrospective (1969-70):

Rees - Whiteley, On the Road to Berry:

Lloyd Rees Drawings (1995-96):

Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Dec 1997–15 Mar 1998

Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000

Lloyd Rees: works from the South Coast, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, Nowra, 26 Oct 2013–14 Dec 2013