George Olszanski

(Poland, Australia 1919 – 1982)

Seated nude

Location
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

Year
1957
Media
Drawing
Medium
pen and black ink, grey fibre-tipped pen on buff wove paper
Dimensions
42.0 x 32.0 cm sight
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., "G. de Olszanski/ 57".

Credit
Bequest of Pat Minter 2002
Accession number
115.2002