Phyllis Pitman, 1913-?
“Design for a stage Set”?
Gouache on paper. Framed in a theatrical manner. Ht. 69 x 82 cm. Circa. 1940.
This is a modernist design, it draws the viewer into the magical theater set or forest towards the other figures and then deeper into the copse of strange trees.
Born in 1913 in Hobart, Phyllis studied at the Hobart Technical School under Lucien Dechaineux between 1928-29 and 1930-37.
Phyllis and her sister Joan were in the leading group of contemporary Tasmanian artists.
She taught at the Tech from 1933 to 1943 and exhibited at The Arts School of Tasmania 1933-37, the contemporary Group Sydney 1939-44 and at Macquarie Galleries in 1937.
She is listed in “A Survey of Australian Relief Prints 1900-1950”. Published by Deutscher Galleries Melbourne.