28. HANS HEYSEN(1877-1968)
EDWARDS BARN OAKBANK
Signed lower right
33 x 26.5cm
Exhibited: "Collectors Pride Exhibition", Art Gallery of Western Australia, June 1977, catalogue number 48, titled in catalogue as "Barn Interior".
To historians and academics, Heysen is considered to be the quintessential painter of rural Australia. He has been called the father of the gum tree school and his mastery in portraying that subject is unquestionable. He also excelled at painting still life, mountain ranges and coastal scenes. His choice of subject was limitless as the common quality in all of his work is the exceptional draughtsmanship, and an outstanding ability to paint light and atmosphere. ...Read more