Anna Caselberg; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1970; 505

Name/Title

Anna Caselberg

About this object

A head and shoulders watercolour portrait of the artist's daughter, Anna Caselberg, with her head down and tilted to the side clasping her ponytail with her hand.

Maker

Toss WOOLLASTON

Date Made

1970

Medium and Materials

Watercolour on paper

Subject and Association Keywords

Portraits/Female

Subject and Association Description

Anna Caselberg is the only daughter of Toss Woollaston and an artist in her own right. She studied under Colin McCahon and in 1960 married the poet, John Caselberg.

Portraiture was an important element in Woollaston's work and he continued to develop it throughout his career. He described his approach as observing 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).

Collection

Woollaston Davies Collection

Credit Line

Gifted by the artist in 1979

Object Type

Painting

Object number

505

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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