Seated figure reading a book
1919 - 1982
Born in Poland, George Olszanski (George D'Olszanski-Ronikier) studied art in Poland before serving with the British Army in India and Europe during the second World War. He studied at the Royal Academy School in Rome 1945-47 before leaving for Australia in 1948. He first exhibited with the Merioola group in Sydney and later at Clune Galleries and David Jones Gallery. He was art director at David Jones and director of the David Jones Gallery 1950-59.
Best known for his colourful semi-abstract paintings, this drawing also reveals a command over figure drawing which can be compared to the work of Francis Lymburner.
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2002
pen and black ink, grey fibre-tipped pen on buff wove paper
42.0 x 32.0 cm sight
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., "G. de Olszanski 57".
Bequest of Pat Minter 2002
Not on display