Lloyd Rees: painting with pencil 1930-36 - Art Collector

Port Jackson fig tree 1934, pencil, Lloyd Rees (1895 – 1988). Collection of the University of Queensland. Gift of Dr James Vincent Duhig, 1949. © Lloyd Rees Estate/Licensed by Viscopy, 2015

 Lloyd Rees: Painting with Pencil 1930–36 tells the story of an artist and a city. The exhibition showcases Rees’s finest drawings and beautiful sketches, held in public and private collections in Australia and across the world, some rarely seen before in public. His works reveal an alternate view of Sydney during the interwar period – its harbour and rocky shorelines, emerging city centre and burgeoning suburbs. These original works are accompanied by a selection of family photographs and the artist’s tools, as well as biographical information about Lloyd Rees and his illustrious career. The exhibition confirms Lloyd Rees as one of the most important 20th-century Australian artists, one who was able to capture the quiet and timeless beauty of many cities, in particular his beloved Sydney.

  Exhibition opens: 12 December 2015
Exhibition closes: 10 April 2016
Location: Museum of Sydney, cnr Bridge and Phillip streets, Sydney
Contact: 02 9251 5988
Website: www.sydneylivingmuseums.com.au

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