Item #CL176-52 Simi Of Malakula [Vanuatu]. Captain Brett Hilder, Aust.
Simi Of Malakula [Vanuatu]
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Simi Of Malakula [Vanuatu]

c1950. Watercolour, signed upper left, titled in pencil on frame verso with original exhibition label, 26.9 x 21.1cm. Minor foxing. Original mount and frame.

Label includes “Anthony Hordern & Sons Ltd” and catalogue no. “52.”

The younger son of watercolourist J.J. Hilder and brother of Bim Hilder, Captain Brett Hilder was a distinguished sailor, painter and author. He was ship’s master for Burns Philp & Company and was a navigation instructor and pilot during WWII. During the war he began painting and drawing, creating many watercolours of people and places he visited.

His work was exhibited in Australia and internationally in Port Moresby (PNG), Honiara (Solomon Islands) and New York during the 1950s-60s. He also exhibited his work with the Australian Watercolour Institute and the Royal Art Society of NSW. Ref: DAAO; QUT.

Item #CL176-52

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