Russell Drysdale - Maisie's Cat

Price: $3,450.00 AUD

Category: Work on Paper

Location: Australia - NSW

Condition: Excellent

Title Maisie's Cat
Medium: pencil
Size: 12 x 20 cm
Signed: Lower right
Inscribed For dear Maise in lieu of Dingo Tassie:
Provenance. Maise Drysdale

Sir George Russell Drysdale (1912-1981) Australian

Russell Drysdale initiated his formal art education at the Shore-Bell School Melbourne 1932, where his relationship with mentor and friend George Bell was formed. In 1937/8 while the UK and Europe, this inspirational and internationally recognised artist studied at the the Iain Macnab's Grosvenor School of Modern Art, London and spent a time in London and Paris inuring 1938/9 and took life drawing classes at La Grande Chaumière in Paris 1938

Drysdale's first solo show was with Melbourne's Riddell Galleries in 1938 and he went to be a part of the initial artists to exhibit at the at the Contemporary Art Society. He exhibited numerous times bwteen 1946-62 at the modernist, Macquarie Galleries and it was during this time he painted his iconic- Drover's wife in 1945. He exhibited regularly in London at the Leicest Galleries and was a part of the travelling: Art in Australia 1788- 1841 show in America. Drysdale's work is held in several Austalian and International collections, most notably the The Tate, London and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In 1960 the Art gallery of NSW showed Russel Drysdale: Retropspective Exhibition 1937 to 1960.

Drysdale was awarded the Wynne Prize in 1947 for the work Sofala and 1949 his Woman in a Landcsape received the Melrose Memorial Prize. Drysdale has been the subject of many biographies and in 1964 had his monograph titled Life and Work of Russell Drysdale was published. Drysdale was active among the art community and sat on the board of trustees at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (1962-76) and of the Commonwealth Art Advisory Board (1963-76), he was knighted in 1969 and appointed AC in 1980.

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