(Poland, Australia 1919 – 1982)
- Not on display
- Further information
Born in Poland, George Olszanski (George D'Olszanski-Ronikier) studied art in Poland before serving with the British Army in India and Europe during the second World War. He studied at the Royal Academy School in Rome 1945-47 before leaving for Australia in 1948. He first exhibited with the Merioola group in Sydney and later at Clune Galleries and David Jones Gallery. He was art director at David Jones and director of the David Jones Gallery 1950-59.
Best known for his colourful semi-abstract paintings, this drawing also reveals a command over figure drawing which can, for example, be compared to the work of Francis Lymburner.
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2002
- pen and black ink, grey fibre-tipped pen on buff wove paper
- 42.0 x 32.0 cm sight
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., "G. de Olszanski/ 57".
- Bequest of Pat Minter 2002
- Accession number