Item #CL205-47 Escena De Calle, Asuncion [Cove Street Scene, Asuncion, Paraguay]. Leslie Holland, 1907–2005 Brit.
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Escena De Calle, Asuncion [Cove Street Scene, Asuncion, Paraguay]

1959/1960. Woodcut, initialled and dated “1959” in block upper right, titled, signed and dated “1960” in pencil in lower margin, 20.6 x 29.8cm. Framed.

Born in England, Leslie Holland won many art scholarships including one to the Slade, but decided instead to study at the Royal College of Art. He became a commercial artist and “produced posters for the London Transport, greetings telegrams for the Royal Mail, and a number of designs for book jackets, including the highly-praised cover for the [1932] first edition of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. [Apparently] he never read the book.” He and his wife travelled widely in England and became attracted to communal living (Bruderhof) and alternative lifestyles, meeting people from many nationalities. This experience led him to travel with his family to South America, to settle in “rural Paraguay…His drawings from this time, that so realistically and lovingly illustrated everyday community life…were later used to illustrate a book on the Bruderhof in Paraguay” [published in 1991]. During the early 1960s, Holland returned to England and settled for the next forty years in Purton in Wiltshire, teaching art and remaining active as an artist.

Asuncion is one of the oldest cities in South America and is the capital of Paraguay. Ref: Wiki; Matt Holland, Purton Artists Society.

Item #CL205-47

Price (AUD): $1,100.00  other currencies

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