- 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
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.
- D G Wilson Bequest Fund 2002
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Dominique and Joy Fleischmann
- Artist information
Works in the collection
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
Shown in 1 exhibition
Australian Collection Focus: Paradise then: Arthur Fleischmann in Bali 1937-39, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 05 May 2007–29 Aug 2007
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.
Other works by Arthur Fleischmann
See all 7 works