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Title

Sketchbook

circa 1939-circa 1948

Artist

Arthur Fleischmann

Czechoslovakia, Australia, England

05 Jun 1896 – 02 Mar 1990

Alternate image of Sketchbook by Arthur Fleischmann
Alternate image of Sketchbook by Arthur Fleischmann
Alternate image of Sketchbook by Arthur Fleischmann
Alternate image of Sketchbook by Arthur Fleischmann
Alternate image of Sketchbook by Arthur Fleischmann
Alternate image of Sketchbook by Arthur Fleischmann
Alternate image of Sketchbook by Arthur Fleischmann
Alternate image of Sketchbook by Arthur Fleischmann
Alternate image of Sketchbook by Arthur Fleischmann
Alternate image of Sketchbook by Arthur Fleischmann
Alternate image of Sketchbook by Arthur Fleischmann
Alternate image of Sketchbook by Arthur Fleischmann
Alternate image of Sketchbook by Arthur Fleischmann
Alternate image of Sketchbook by Arthur Fleischmann
Alternate image of Sketchbook by Arthur Fleischmann
Alternate image of Sketchbook by Arthur Fleischmann
  • Details

    Date
    circa 1939-circa 1948
    Media categories
    Sketchbook , Drawing
    Materials used
    bound sketchbook: 15 bound leaves and 2 loose leaves, 17 drawings, pencil on cream wove paper
    Dimensions
    26.6 x 36.4 cm leaf; 26.6 x 37.0 x 0.7 cm closed book; 26.6 x 73.0 cm open book :

    a - page 1: (Studies of female figures, heads, lion), pencil; page 2: (Studies of female heads, female figures, including "Serena" busts), pencil, 26.6 x 36.4 cm

    q - loose sheet not from this sketchbook: recto: (Figure holding a bird on a plinth), pencil on cream machine wove paper, 36.7 x 25.0cm [NB: this drawing was placed in the sketchbook and is from the Australian period]; verso: BLANK, 36.7 x 25 cm

    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    D G Wilson Bequest Fund 2002
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    197.2002.a-q
    Copyright
    © Dominique and Joy Fleischmann

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    Artist information
    Arthur Fleischmann

    Works in the collection

    7

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  • About

    The drawings in this sketchbook were all made between 1939 and 1948 when the artist was resident in Sydney, and is the only extant sketchbook from his Australian period. The drawings include life studies and preliminary ideas or preparatory studies for sculpture, some realized, others not. This was the period when the artist was first experimenting with phenolic resin (an early type of plastic), which ultimately led to his pioneering works in Perspex.

    © Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2002

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Anne Ryan, Look, 'Sydney links London and Bratislava', pg. 19-21, Sydney, Sep 2003, 21 (illus.). One page from sketchbook reproduced, showing three nude female standing figures.

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