Edith Collier, Artist

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

Frame 783 x 583 x 29mm
Image 418 x 262mm
Framed, glazed and matted watercolour painting of three figures. Standard wooden frame, painted off white. Glazed with Perspex.
Sketchy and abstract in 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
Credit Line
Collection of the Edith Collier Trust, in the permanent care of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui
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