Item #CL198-102 [Caricature Of Three Men]. George Finey, 1895–1987 Australian.
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[Caricature Of Three Men]

c1930s. Ink with crayon and gouache, signed upper right, 26.2 x 44.3cm. Slight stains.

George Finey’s caricatures were captioned as “the man of the week” in Smith’s Weekly where his work was published from 1921 to 1931. “In fearless portraits he distorted people’s features so that their characteristics and temperament were ‘writ plain’…Finey’s work appeared in Art in Australia in June 1924; remarkably, the entire June 1931 edition was devoted to his caricatures. Lionel Lindsay wrote that under Finey’s hand ‘the human countenance becomes elastic. Without truce or mercy he shapes it anew, yet preserves a curious memory of the original.’” Ref: ADB.

Item #CL198-102

Price (AUD): $990.00  other currencies

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