Hector Gilliland

(Australia 30 Dec 1911 – 20 Apr 2002)

Two studies of a male nude (Wolfgang Cardamatis), standing and seated

Not on display
Further information

Hector Gilliland studied at East Sydney Technical College in the 1930s. His work became increasingly abstract from the late 1950s after he returned from a period in Europe and the UK, where he responded particularly to the work of Ben Nicholson, Victor Pasmore and Alan Davie – he was a founding member of the Sydney Nine (1961) for example.

These drawings were made by the artist while he was a student at East Sydney Tech – as a student of night classes between 1935-39 and in 1940 when he sat in on life drawing classes.

The model for the male nude s is Wolfgang Cardamatis, an artist, cartoonist and designer who modelled in Sydney and Melbourne for a number of artists including James Gleeson, David Strachan, George Bell and Russell Drysdale.

circa 1935-1940
pencil on paper
38.0 x 55.9 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. and l.r., pencil "GILLILAND 1938".

Gift of the artist, accessioned 2013
Accession number
© Hector Gilliland