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recto: Young man, Man in glasses, W.M.T., and Our baker verso: Cricketer and Profile of the cricketer



Lloyd Rees


17 Mar 1895 – 02 Dec 1988

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Clayfield Brisbane Queensland Australia
    Media categories
    Drawing , Sketchbook
    Materials used
    pencil on paper
    16.0 x 21.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated u.l., pencil "L Rees/ Clayfield/ 1912".

    Gift of Alan & Jancis Rees, the artist's son and daughter-in-law 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © A&J Rees/Copyright Agency

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    Lloyd Rees

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  • About

    'My love of cricket continued unabated and when the Toowong Cricket Club asked me to try out for their A and B Grade teams, I felt confident enough to do so'. Lloyd Rees, 'Peaks and valleys: an autobiography', Collins, Sydney c1985, p 88. This is the earliest known drawing in the artist’s estate.

    Lloyd Rees was born in Brisbane in 1895 and lived there until 1917, when he settled in Sydney. He attended Brisbane Technical College in 1910, where he had his first formal instruction in art and in 1913 took a job as a junior artist in the Queensland Printing Office. He began full time studies at the Brisbane Technical College from 1915 and was there until 1918 - many of the drawings in this gift were from his time at the school. Their subjects include everyday life out and about in Brisbane, landscape, architecture, portraits and studies after sculpture.

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