Colin Simpson, Greymouth; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1965; 453

Name/Title

Colin Simpson, Greymouth

About this object

Two black ink portrait sketches of a young boy, Colin Simpson, as seen from above.

Maker

Toss WOOLLASTON

Date Made

1965

Medium and Materials

Pen and ink on paper

Place Made

Greymouth

Subject and Association Keywords

Portraits/Child

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/South Island/West Coast/Greymouth

Subject and Association Description

Portraiture was an important element in Toss Woollaston's work and he continued to develop it throughout his career. He described his approach as observing the subject "sometimes for quite a long time, till I find their most natural attitudes and movements. I do not copy their actual physical movements...but I have a rich means of suggesting them - the lean and tilt of the different planes and volumes in contrasting directions..." (Barnett, 1991, p.67). These suggestions of physical appearance and underlying personality were achieved in quick and spontaneous compositions, displaying the dramatic energy of his style.

Collection

Woollaston Davies Collection

Credit Line

Gifted by the artist in 1979

Object Type

Drawing

Object number

453

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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