Vita Brown. 1916 – 2012.
A portrait of an artisan. Oil on board, framed. Ht. 134 x 73 cm.
The likeness beautifully captures his character. In his suit and tie with his hands gently folded over each other and posing, as requested, looking ahead. His personality completely captured.
The green palette is daring and difficult to master. It is very adventurist.
Vita Brown raised her family to adulthood then attended and graduated from the School of Art in Hobart.
She studied in Sydney and London. She traveled and viewed galleries throughout Europe and then, when back in Triabunna, she taught at the Adult Education School.
This portrait is an earlier work before her lifelong investigation of abstraction.
She bequeathed funds for two perpetual artist grants “provided always that the artist chosen shall be justified by their work