(Australia 17 Mar 1895 – 02 Dec 1988)
35.7 x 49.3 cm sheet (irreg.)
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.
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'
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