An image of Seated figure

Ian Fairweather

(Scotland, Australia 29 Sep 1891 – 20 May 1974)

Seated figure

Location
Not on display
Further information

'Seated figure' was made while Fairweather was living in northern Australia, during the second of three principal phases of drawing in his career when his work made major shifts in content and style. Chinese calligraphy encouraged Fairweather to experiment with different ways of making marks; although he did not use calligraphy in a strictly traditional sense, it influenced his art profoundly, particularly his drawing. For Fairweather, drawings were catalysts in the development of his painting, part of a continuing cycle of development and progress.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

Place of origin
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Year
1948
Media
Painting, Drawing
Medium
pencil, gouache on cardboard
Dimensions
56.9 x 45.0 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r., gouache 'I F' [in Chinese characters]. Dated u.l., gouache '1948' [in Chinese characters].
Credit
Purchased 1949
Accession number
8177
Copyright
© Ian Fairweather/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney