Magnolia Tree in Moonlight, Greymouth; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1959; 466

Name/Title

Magnolia Tree in Moonlight, Greymouth

About this object

A cubist-style pencil study of a magnolia tree on a slight rise. Swathes of hatching differentiate the planes of the tree against the dark background.

Maker

Toss WOOLLASTON

Date Made

1959

Medium and Materials

Pencil on paper

Place Made

Greymouth

Subject and Association Keywords

Flora/Tree

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/South Island/West Coast/Greymouth

Subject and Association Description

Toss Woollaston spent several weeks in early 1959 painting fulltime around Greymouth. He still had a portion of his 1958 annual Association of New Zealand Art Societies Fellowship left and used some in a fruitful period of drawings and watercolours, though the experience left him dissatisfied with his progress in oils.

Some of the works from this period were exhibited in March at Gallery 91, Christchurch's first contemporary art dealer gallery.

Named Collection

Woollaston Davies Collection

Credit Line

Gifted by the artist in 1979

Object Type

Drawing

Object number

466

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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