Lloyd Rees: Paintings, Drawings, Prints
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2013
Lloyd Rees (1895-1988) is indisputably one of the most admired 20th-century Australian artists. This new book on his art is drawn exclusively from the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection, which holds the finest and most comprehensive collection of his paintings, drawings and prints - well over 1000 works that span 70 years, from 1918 until the year of his death, including 23 paintings and 19 sketchbooks. As well as little-known works, this new book on Lloyd Rees includes the iconic Road to Berry 1947, his Wynne Prize winning The Harbour from McMahon's Point 1950, exceptional drawings from the 1930s, later masterpieces such as The summit, Mount Wellington II 1973 and transcendent bold late works such as The great rock, dusk 1977 and Fire haze at Gerringong 1980. The organisation of the images highlights the fascinating inter-relationship between his drawings and paintings.