Wayne Bowden; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1968; 499
Wayne BowdenAbout this object
A head and shoulders ink sketch of a male, Wayne Bowden, in three quarter view.Maker
1968Medium and Materials
Ink on paperPlace Made
Portraiture continued as an important element in Toss Woollaston's work and he developed it throughout his career. He stated that he observed 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.
After signing Peter McLeavey as his dealer in 1966, Woollaston was finally able to make a comfortable living from his art and by 1968 had moved back to Riwaka and the lanscapes he enjoyed so much.
Woollaston Davies CollectionCredit Line
Gifted by the artist in 1979Object Type
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