From Ricketts Point

Sybil Craig

From Ricketts Point by Sybil Craig

Details

Artist
Sybil Craig
Title
From Ricketts Point
Medium
oil on artist board
Size
34 x 49.5 cm
Details

signed lower right: SybiL CRAIG

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Further Information

Sybil Mary Francis Craig was born in London in 1901, arriving in Australia with her parents as an infant. She studied at the Melbourne National Gallery School from 1924 to 1931, as well as attending classes with George Bell where a use of colour was encouraged.  She held her first exhibition at the Athenaeum in 1932 and exhibited with the Melbourne Society of Women Painters from 1933. She was a foundation member of the New Melnbourne Art Club. In 1945 she was the third woman to be appointed an official war artist, after Stella Bowen and Nora Heysen, producing a series depicting women at the munitions factory (the Commonwealth Ordinance Factory at Maribyrnong). From Ricketts Point exhibits Craig’s use of strong colour and interest in patterning, particularly evident in the way she has constructed the bushes, the sinewy tree trunks and the clouds and shadows.

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