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Title

Two studies of a male nude (Wolfgang Cardamatis), standing and seated

circa 1935-1940


Artist

Hector Gilliland

Australia

30 Dec 1911 - 20 Apr 2002


About

Hector Gilliland studied at East Sydney Technical College in the 1930s. His work became increasingly abstract from the late 1950s after he returned from a period in Europe and the UK, where he responded particularly to the work of Ben Nicholson, Victor Pasmore and Alan Davie – he was a founding member of the Sydney Nine (1961) for example.

These drawings were made by the artist while he was a student at East Sydney Tech – as a student of night classes between 1935-39 and in 1940 when he sat in on life drawing classes.

The model for the male nude s is Wolfgang Cardamatis, an artist, cartoonist and designer who modelled in Sydney and Melbourne for a number of artists including James Gleeson, David Strachan, George Bell and Russell Drysdale.


Details


Date

circa 1935-1940


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil on paper


Dimensions

38.0 x 55.9 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. and l.r., pencil "GILLILAND 1938".


Credit

Gift of the artist, accessioned 2013


Location

Not on display


Accession number

74.2013


Artist information

Hector Gilliland

Works in the collection

27