Vassilieff and His Art
"When Danila Vassilieff died, poverty-stricken, in 1958 at the age of 60, he had earned the love, gratitude and reverence of the major Australian painters of the 1940s and 1950s. Despite this, nothing substantial has been written about his influence, his life, his art. Hence he has come to be described as the missing link in the story of Australian twenthieth-century painting. He was a passionate, freedom-loving Cossack who burst upon the Australian art scene in the mid 1930s fired with a belief in creation and fortified by the enthusiastic reception of his work in London."--BOOK JACKET.
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Urban impressions 19351938
Expression in the bush 19391947
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46 cm Signed Albert Tucker April Art Gallery Australian National Gallery Canberra Canvas mounted carvings Charles Blackman Clem Christesen cm Inscribed cm Not signed cm Private collection cm Signed lower cm Signed upper colour Composition board Composition board 61 Contemporary Art Society Cossack Danila Vassilieff Edward Cranstone exhibition Family of Sweeney figures Fitzroy Gallery of Victoria girl Heide Park honey interview Janet Nield John and Sunday Joy Hester Koornong landscape left Private collection letter to FM Lilydale limestone Lilydale marble London Lottie lower left Private lower right Private Macquarie Galleries March Meanjin Mildura mounted on board mounted on plywood Murray Nolan November October Ogilvie paintings Park and Art Plywood Polunin portraits right Private collection Russian sculpture Signed lower left Signed lower right signed Private collection Signed upper left Signed upper right Soldier into Artist South Wales Stenka Razin Stonygrad street scenes Sunday Reed Sweeney Reed Warrandyte watercolours