An image of The road to Berry

Lloyd Rees

(Australia 17 Mar 1895 – 02 Dec 1988)

The road to Berry

Location
20th & 21st c Australian art
Further information

Rees painted 'The road to Berry' in Gerringong, on the south coast of New South Wales, looking into the distance towards the road that led to Berry. The painting came to have special significance to a number of younger artists, including John Olsen and Brett Whiteley:

"'The road to Berry' is a tiny picture I remember painting from under a copse of trees ... and I just remember a small canvas and a sort of rhythmical movement that just happened; I was always amazed at the attraction it had ... I was never able to repeat that little picture, and that's a good thing."
- Lloyd Rees 1987

Place of origin
Gerringong, New South Wales, Australia
Year
1947
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on canvas on paperboard
Dimensions
34.6 x 42.2 cm board; 46.3 x 53.6 x 4.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, brown oil "L REES [obscured by frame]". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1947
Accession number
7940
Copyright
© AGNSW