Lloyd Rees Early Brisbane Drawings
written by Michael Hawker
Queensland Art Gallery | ISBN 9781921503252
Paperback – 92 pages
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Lloyd Rees's early Brisbane drawings remain the least known of his oeuvre but they reveal a maturity of observation and an acute awareness of light for such a young artist. The sketches were mainly done between the ages of 17 and 22 prior to Rees moving to Sydney in 1917 to work for Smith and Julius, the city's foremost commercial art studio. These drawings not only document Brisbane buildings between 1912 and 1917, but also represent the awakening of a lifelong fascination with architecture. For Rees, drawing buildings was a means of rendering the world in light and shade.