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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

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  • 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
    Copyright
    © Estate of Hector Gilliland
    Artist information
    Hector Gilliland

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  • 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.

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