Enfys Graham, Greymouth; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1963; 469

Name/Title

Enfys Graham, Greymouth

About this object

Two ink portrait sketches of the same subject, Enfys Graham; a close facial study at left and a head and shoulders portrait to the right.

Maker

Toss WOOLLASTON

Date Made

1963

Medium and Materials

Pen and ink on paper

Place Made

Greymouth

Subject and Association Keywords

Portraits/Female

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/South Island/West Coast/Greymouth

Subject and Association Description

Enfys Graham was married to David Graham. They spent a year living in Greymouth while waiting for David's school house to be built in Kumara Junction.

When Toss Woollaston moved to Greymouth, David and Woollaston quickly became lasting friends. David was very interested with what Woollaston had to share with him about his art and the two, along with Clari Sofield, would go out painting together on the weekends.

Having given up his Rawleigh's salesman run in order to take up a trip to Europe in 1962, sponsored by a Government Arts Council grant, Woollaston began to struggle financially on return to Greymouth. Although his reputation was on the rise, he was still unable to support himself wholly through his art.

Named Collection

Woollaston Davies Collection

Credit Line

Gifted by the artist in 1979

Object Type

Drawing

Object number

469

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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