Robert Klippel and friends with a carving from William Ohly's collection at the Abbey Art Centre in London
Shortly after arriving in London, Robert Klippel met William Ohly a collector of 'primitive' art and owner of the Berkeley Galleries in London. Klippel joined the large group of Australian and international artists living at Ohly's property 'The Abbey' in Hertfordshire on the outskirts of London. Here he rented a room and a wooden pavillion in the gardens as his outdoor workshop. Also living at The Abbey was painter James Gleeson, who became a good friend of Klippel.
gelatin silver photograph
13.8 x 19.4 cm image; 15.2 x 20.7 cm sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Dated u. r., verso, pencil "1947".
National Art Archive. Gift of Andrew Klippel 2017. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program
Not on display
Where the work was made
Referenced in 1 publication
Deborah Edwards, Robert Klippel, Sydney, 2002, page 33.