Robin Gibson Gallery

modern + contemporary

Hayward Veal

Street Scene Paris 1963
40×60cm oil on canvas


Max Meldrum & Co

28 August – 22 September 2021

Colin Colahan 1897-1987
John Farmer 1897-1989
Jock Frater 1890-1974
Harley Griffiths 1908-1981
Graeme Inson 1923-2000
Percy Leason 1889-1959
Max Meldrum 1875-1955
Lloyd Rees 1895-1988
Arnold Shore 1897-1963
Hayward Veal 1913-1968
Roland Wakelin 1887-1971

Max Meldrum (1875–1955) was one of Australia’s most famous artists of his day who won the Archibald Prize for Portraiture in both 1939 and 1940

Inspired by European artists of previous generations such as Velazquez, Rembrandt and Corot, Meldrum was much more interested in the tonal variations (darkness & light) of the subject rather than in drawing skill or use of colour

Particularly influential in Melbourne where he was once the President of the Victorian Artists Society, he also established an art school in Melbourne’s CBD in 1916. His enthusiastic and effective teaching style gained him followers which allowed him to pass on his ideas about painting

Students of Meldrum included Clarice Beckett, Colin Colahan, Archibald and Amalie Colquhoun, Polly Hurry, Justus Jorgensen, Percy Leason, Betty and Esther Paterson, and Arnold Shore (who later became a pioneer of Australian modernism). Hayward Veal was also a student who subsequently established an art school in Sydney called The Meldrum School

Others influenced by Meldrum but who didn’t necessarily attend classes at his school included Lloyd Rees, Roy De Maistre and Roland Wakelin

works in this exhibition are on loan from private collections and are not currently for sale

Max Meldrum

Self Portrait at 75 1950
44.5×36cm oil on board


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Roland Wakelin

Nocturne, Neutral Bay 1947
46×56cm oil on canvas laid down on board


John Farmer

Still Life c1943
24×29cm oil on canvas on board


Graeme Inson

Cathedral, Segovia (The Lady of Cathedrals) c1990
77×63.5cm oil on canvas on board


Colin Colahan

Storm over Cassis 1948
38×45cm oil on panel


Graeme Inson

Zinnias 1990
59.5×49cm oil on board


Colin Colahan

Ayhno 1939
30×40cm oil on canvas on board


Jock Frater

Trees & Creek
59×50cm oil on board


Colin Colahan

Lyme Regis – Low Tide – Dorset c.1939
36.5×44.5cm oil on panel


Max Meldrum

Still Life, Roses 1951
46×36cm oil on board


Harley Griffiths

Low tide, Lyme Regis 1950
20×35cm oil on canvas board


Harley Griffiths

Blanes boats by the sea 1955
28×35cm oil on canvasboard


Arnold Shore

After Rain 1946
27×38cm oil on board


Hayward Veal

Shipping Blackwattle Bay 1945
65×85cm oil on canvas


lloyd-rees

Lloyd Rees

From the Terrace Morning Tuscany 1973
46×62.7cm watercolour & pencil on paper


Max Meldrum

Pont Neuf, Paris, Hiver 1929
32×39cm oil on board


Max Meldrum

Self Portrait 1944
43.5×33cm oil on canvas on board


Max Meldrum

The Haystacks Pacé France 1912
32×40cm oil on canvas on board


Hayward Veal

The Lighthouse
34.5×49.5cm oil on canvas


Hayward Veal

Still Life (Camellias) 1943
60×50cm oil on board


Percy Leason

Mooring… New Haven 1956
51×41cm oil on canvas on board


Hayward Veal

Still Life with Orange
45×60.5cm oil on canvasboard


Hayward Veal

Still Life Fruit Bowl
35×51cm oil on canvas


Jock Frater

House and Garden
64×53cm oil on canvas


Hayward Veal

Rainy Day Sydney Harbour 1946
38×45.5cm oil on board


Max Meldrum

Bures 1927
31.5×40cm oil on canvasboard


Hayward Veal

Daisies
49.5×39cm oil on canvas



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