An image of Flowers in sunlight

Adrian Feint

(Australia 29 Jun 1894 – 25 Apr 1971)

Flowers in sunlight

Other titles:
Flower piece
Not on display
Further information

His was an exquisite art that mirrored the tranquillity of his life and the refinement of his tastes … in his flower pieces, his imagination found an outlet in combining man-made objects from other lands with flowers and growths of the sandstone belt of our eastern seaboard. These are not flower pieces in the common-place and finite sense; they are flower arrangements meticulously designed, superbly painted, and set in a related environment of time and space.

Douglas Dundas, 1971

Adrian Feint was a student at the Sydney Art School under Julian Ashton and Elioth Gruner, his painting practice extending from his work as a modern designer. As his subject in 'Flowers in sunlight' suggests, Feint’s still lifes have also been noted for their surreal quality, achieved through a synthesis of an almost analytical realism and the subdued mood of expansive backdrops, creating worlds of pure aesthetic illusion.

oil on canvas
50.5 x 45.5 cm stretcher; 70.6 x 65.5 x 6.0 cm frame
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, dark red (oil?) "Adrian Feint/ 1940".

Purchased 1940
Accession number
© Estate of Adrian Feint