Masters of the drawn line feature at exhibition

Nora Heysen and Constance Stokes: Drawings from the Estates

in The Australian Financial Review, Thursday 7th July 2016 by Peter Fish.

FinReview_HeysenStokes July2016

Masters of the drawn line feature at exhibition

by Peter Fish, The Australian Financial Review Thursday 7 July 2016 p. 14

Two acclaimed artists, Nora Heysen and Constance Stokes, are featured at an exhibition at the long-established Lauraine Diggins Fine Art in Melbourne’s north Caulfield.

Both women are acclaimed for their control of their drawn line, Ms Diggins says.

“Drawings are so often undervalued, and this exhibition provides the opportunity for both new and established collectors to acquire work by revered Australian artists at extremely affordable prices,” she says.

Among the offering are Stokes’ Jewish Woman in Costume, 1974, in red ink and pastel on paper, and Black Stockings, 1968 in blue ink and watercolour on paper, priced at $4250 and $3750 respectively.

There is also Heysen’s Vivien, New Guinea 1954-55 in conte crayon on paper and Seated Male with Leg on Stool circa 1956 in pencil on paper, at $2500 and $2750 respectively.

The exhibition was opened on May 21 by Associate Professor Alison Inglis from the University of Melbourne in the presence of Connie Stokes’ daughter, Lucilla Wyborn d’Abrera and Nora Heysen’s niece Stephanie Griffiths.