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recto: (Standing man) verso: (Study of male nude)

(circa 1922)


Ian Fairweather

Scotland, Australia

29 Sep 1891 – 20 May 1974

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    London England
    (circa 1922)
    Media category
    Materials used
    pencil on cream laid paper
    37.9 x 24.3 cm sheet (irreg.)
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Purchased with funds provided by the Gil & Shay Docking Drawing Fund 1998
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Estate of Ian Fairweather/DACS. Copyright Agency

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    Ian Fairweather

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  • About

    This rare drawing was made by Ian Fairweather while he was a student at the Slade School in London between 1920 and 24. The Slade School had a strong focus on figure drawing, as the foundation of art, and promoted a formulaic approach to drawing the figure that emphasised anatomical correctness. Fairweather approached his subject with his characteristic lyricism and subtlety, suggesting form through tone rather than line, and reveal his comprehension of movement and structure.

    © Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004

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    Where the work was made


  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

Other works by Ian Fairweather

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