Greymouth Sitter; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1959; 712

Name/Title

Greymouth Sitter

About this object

A figure sits with one hand on their knee and leans her head on the other hand in a resigned pose.

Maker

Toss WOOLLASTON

Date Made

1959

Medium and Materials

Ink on paper

Place Made

Greymouth

Subject and Association Keywords

Portraits

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/South Island/West Coast/Greymouth

Subject and Association Description

In early 1959 Toss Woollaston spent several weeks painting fulltime in the area around Greymouth. He still had a portion of his 1958 annual Association of New Zealand Art Societies Fellowship left and used this to support himself. A fruitful series of drawings and watercolours were produced though the experience left him dissatisfied with his progress in oils.

Some of the works from this period were exhibited in March 1959 at Gallery 91, Christchurch's first contemporary art dealer gallery.

Credit Line

Bequeathed by Mrs Lili Wotton of Renwick in 1984

Object Type

Drawing

Object number

712

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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