Bob Harris, Takaka; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1961; 487
Bob Harris, TakakaAbout this object
A head and shoulders ink and wash sketch of a male figure, Bob Harris.Maker
1961Medium and Materials
Pen, brush and ink on paperPlace Made
By the 1960s, Toss Woollaston had begun to make a tradition of three months painting in Tasman over the summer, a break from his work in Greymouth. He spent early 1961 with Pat Harris and family in Upper Takaka.
Bob Harris was Pat's son. Woollaston and Bob spent time together that summer exploring Takaka and its surrounds.
Woollaston found the details of the Takaka landscapes, the high hills, big skies and hidden seas, stimulating in his work. Portraiture was also continued as an important element in Woollaston's career. Suggestions of physical appearance and underlying personality were achieved in quick and spontaneous compositions, displaying the dramatic energy of his style.
Woollaston Davies CollectionCredit Line
Gifted by the artist in 1979Object Type
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