Edith Collier, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in England in circa 1919.
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Object Detail

Frame 888 x 634 x 28mm
Image 552 x 324mm
oil on paper
Framed, glazed and matted oil on paper work of a nude figure with hand on hip, standing under a tree. Standard wooden frame painted off white. Glazed with Perspex.
Sketchy and abstract nature the two works Folly and Frivolity, like their titles, are playful, quick and experimental. Given that they were probably produced within five years of her study at art school it is a clear sign that the stimulating artistic environment of London and her interaction with modernist painters such as Frances Hodgkins were clearly having an impact on her work.
- Greg Donson, from intro to 'Bare', 2009
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Collection of the Edith Collier Trust, in the permanent care of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui
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