Item #CL183-159 Sir Robert Menzies. Les Tanner, 1927–2001 Aust.
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Sir Robert Menzies

c1966. Plaster bust, 42 x 28 x 25cm. Added graphite to eyes.

Born in Glebe, NSW, Les Tanner was one of Australia’s best-known political cartoonists and columnists. At an early age he showed a talent for drawing portraits. While studying at the Julian Ashton Art School he worked at The Daily Telegraph, initially as an apprentice printer, but was soon after transferred to the art department where he worked under artists Frank Broadhurst and William Edwin Pidgeon (aka WEP). During the 1960s, while working as the art director and cartoonist for The Bulletin, Tanner branched into sculpted caricatures in plaster and ceramic. Ref: NPG.

Item #CL183-159

Price (AUD): $2,850.00  other currencies

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