Item #CL202-46 [Artist Lloyd Rees]. Arthur Murch, 1902–1989 Aust.
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[Artist Lloyd Rees]

c1950s. Oil on paper, “The studio of Murch” estate stamp lower right, 30.7 x 25.6cm. Old creases, crinkles, oil stain outline verso.

Artists Lloyd Rees and Arthur Murch were members of the Society of Artists, which was an “influential Sydney-based group of progressive artists who staged annual exhibitions from 1895 to the 1960s.”

Painter, sculptor and teacher Arthur Murch won the Archibald Prize in 1949 with a portrait of artist Bonar Dunlop, who was a New Zealand sculptor and illustrator. He trained in London and Paris and visited Italy after winning the Society of Artists’ Scholarship in 1925. From 1927 to 1930 he worked with artist George Lambert on sculptural commissions. In 1933, he participated in an expedition into central Australia and later exhibited work showing landscapes and portraits of the Pentupui Aboriginal people. He was an official war artist for six months during WWII, covering the American military activities in Australia. His work is held in a number of major Australian galleries. Ref: ADB; Wiki.

Item #CL202-46

Price (AUD): $1,350.00  other currencies

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