Two studies of a male nude (Wolfgang Cardamatis), standing and seated
30 Dec 1911 - 20 Apr 2002
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.
pencil on paper
38.0 x 55.9 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. and l.r., pencil "GILLILAND 1938".
Gift of the artist, accessioned 2013
Not on display
© Estate of Hector Gilliland