Portrait of Evie Stokes
11 Jan 1911 - 30 Dec 2003
Everton (Evie) Stokes, a sculptor, was a friend of Nora Heysen, first in Adelaide, and then later in England, where they shared a flat in London. They also travelled in England and Europe together.
The drawing is illustrated in the first book on Nora Heysen's work by Lou Klepac (1989) and has been included in exhibitions of the artist's work in recent years – S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney, National Library, Canberra and Carrick Hill, Adelaide, as well as the recent touring exhibition 'Drawn together' with Judy Cassab and Margaret Woodward.
brown conté on ivory wove paper
34 x 25.5 cm sight
Signature & date
Signed l.r., brown conté "Nora Heysen". Dated l.l., brown conté "1935".
Gift of Meredith Stokes 2008
Not on display
© Lou Klepac
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Drawn together: art by three extraordinary women - Nora Heysen, Margaret Woodward and Judy Cassab:
- Parramatta Heritage Centre 05 Aug 2005–30 Oct 2005
- Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery, Wangaratta 20 Jan 2006–19 Feb 2006
- Grafton Regional Gallery 01 Mar 2006–02 Apr 2006
- Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat 06 May 2006–03 Jul 2006
- Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Australia 11 Aug 2006–24 Sep 2006
- Albury Regional Gallery, Albury 13 Oct 2006–26 Nov 2006
- Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland 16 Dec 2006–11 Feb 2007
- Orange Regional Gallery, Orange 23 Feb 2007–08 Apr 2007
- New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale 20 Apr 2007–10 Jun 2007
- Muswellbrook Art Centre 22 Jun 2007–05 Aug 2007
- Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Australia 24 Aug 2007–21 Oct 2007
- Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor 26 Oct 2007–17 Dec 2007
Hans and Nora Heysen: Two Generations of Australian Art, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne, 08 Mar 2019–28 Jul 2019
Referenced in 2 publications
Isabel Hendriksen, Drawn together: the drawing lives of Nora Heysen, Judy Cassab & Margaret Woodward, Parramatta, 2005, 84 (illus.). cat.no. 99
Anne-Louise Willoughby, Nora Heysen: a portrait, Fremantle, 2019, 125, 126 (illus.).