1908 - 1970
Rex Wood was born at Laura, South Australia and studied at the South Australian School of Art under Mary Packer Harris. His work was illustrated in the School of Art journal 'Forerunner'. He produced many linocuts during the late 1920s and 1930s, exhibiting prints with the Society of Arts in Adelaide. In 1938 he left for Europe and studied in London at the Anglo-French Art Centre at St Johns Wood and the Southampton Row School of Art. He lived in Portugal before returning to Australia in 1956.
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'Australian prints from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, 1998
linocut, printed in black ink on light brown wove paper
24.7 x 17.1 cm blockmark; 35.7 x 23.4 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Rex Wood.". Not dated.
Gift of Mr John Baily 1990
Not on display
Estate of Rex Wood
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Australian prints from the Gallery's collection (1998-1999), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Nov 1998–07 Feb 1999
Modern impressions; Australian prints from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Sep 2016–Jan 2017
Referenced in 1 publication
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 71 (illus.). cat.no. 60