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Title

Ferry boat

1953

Artist

Vaclovas Ratas

Australia, Lithuania

25 Feb 1910 - 03 Jan 1973

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Perth Western Australia Australia
    Date
    1953
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    wood engraving, printed in black ink on white tissue
    Edition
    3/25
    Dimensions
    17.4 x 23.9 cm blockmark
    Signature & date

    Signed, incised in block to print l.r. corner, "R".
    Signed l.r., pencil "Vaclovas Ratas".
    Dated l.l., pencil "... 1953".

    Credit
    Gift of June Morley 2006
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    17.2006
    Copyright
    © Estate of Vaclovas Ratas
    Artist information
    Vaclovas Ratas

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Vaclovas Ratus (Rataiskis) was born in Paliepsis, Lithuania. After graduation from the Kaunas School of Art in 1935, he studied in Italy. He was curator at the M K Ciurlionis Gallery, Kaunas 1937-44, and from 1945-49 established an art school in Augsburg, Germany. His wood engravings were used to illustrate books in Lithuania and Germany.

    He emigrated to Australia as a displaced person in 1949, arriving in Perth and moved to Sydney in 1954. He was a foundation member of the Sydney Printmakers with Eva Kubbos, Henry Salkauskas and critic Laurie Thomas, and a member of the Contemporary Art Society. His work grew more experimental over these years - for example, in 1959 he began making relief prints from carved blocks of plaster. His work was included in the landmark 1963-64 'Australian Print Survey' traveling exhibition.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Perth

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