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Title

Expulsion

1914


Artist

Horace Brodzky

Australia, England

30 Jan 1885 - 11 Feb 1969


About

Horace Brodsky was born in Melbourne, where he worked for his father's journal 'Table Talk' and studied intermittently at the National Gallery School. He left Australia with his family in 1905 and spent most of his career in the England, apart from a time in New York (1915-23). In England he joined the London Group in 1914 and was associated with the British avant garde. He was the subject of a famous portrait bust by Gaudier-Brzeska (Tate), with whom he was. particularly close and on whose work he wrote a book.

Brodsky's principal strength as an artist lay in drawing, prints and design. He was the pioneer of linocut printmaking in Britain and his prints are a strong and important aspect of his oeuvre. With 'Bather' 1913 (NGA collection), 'Expulsion' is his most significant; it was included in an early monograph ('A portfolio of linoleum cuts by Horace Brodsky', New York: Egmont H Arens, 1920) and shown in Claude Flight's 'First exhibition of British linocuts' (London, 1929).

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003


Details


Date

1914


Media category

Print


Materials used

linocut printed in black ink on ivory wove paper


Edition

Unknown


Dimensions

26.0 x 16.3 cm blockmark; 33.0 x 24.3 cm sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Signed in block to print l.l., incised "HB".
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Horace Brodzky/ 1914".


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours Benefactors' Fund 2003


Location

Not on display


Accession number

259.2003


Artist information

Horace Brodzky

Works in the collection

7


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Horace Brodzky, A portfolio of linoluem cuts by Horace Brodzky, New York, 1920.

Josef Lebovic (Compilator), Australian prints: Collectors' List no. 104, Sydney, 2003. cat.no. 13; reproduced in colour on Josef Lebovic Gallery website in electronic version of this catalogue