An image of Figure study: French sailor standing, one leg raised on box

Grace Crowley

(Australia 28 May 1890 – 21 Apr 1979)

Figure study: French sailor standing, one leg raised on box

Location
Not on display
Further information

Grace Crowley was a key Sydney modernist in the inter-war period. She studied for three years in Paris in the late 1920s under a number of teachers including André Lhote and Albert Gleizes. When she returned to Australia she established an art school with Rah Fizelle, where they expounded developments in modern French art for their Australian students. Crowley's own work was a modified, academic cubism based on planar geometry and dynamic symmetry. The Gallery has a large collection of drawings by Crowley, including a number of life studies.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004

Place of origin
Paris, France
Year
(1928)
Media
Drawing
Medium
pencil on buff wove paper
Dimensions
35.0 x 23.0 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Bequest of the artist 1980
Accession number
169.1980
Copyright
© Reproduced with permission of Grace Crowley Estate