Clari Sofield, Greymouth; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1950; 483
Clari Sofield, GreymouthAbout this object
An ink sketch of a seated male figure, Clari Sofield, wearing a suit with his arm perched on a bar (?).Maker
1950Medium and Materials
Pen and ink on paperPlace Made
At the end of 1949 Toss Woollaston left Mapua for Greymouth to take up a new position as a Rawleigh's salesman and was taken in by St Clair (Clari) and Clarice Sofield (relatives of the Wells' family of Mapua whom Woollaston had stayed with when he first moved there). Woollaston stayed with the Sofields until mid 1950 when he purchased a house and his family joined him.
Clari was an amatuer artist and president of the Westland Art Society. He was very interested in what Woollaston had to share with him about his art and the two, along with David Graham, would go out painting together on the weekends.
Woollaston Davies CollectionCredit Line
Gifted by the artist in 1979Object Type
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