Untitled (Lettering exercise, Artists are not made...)

Vivian Smith, Attributed to

This is one of the drawings in our collection. The place and date where it was made are unknown.
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Object Detail

Support: 279 x 351mm
ink on card
Black lettering against a cream background. The text reads: ARTISTS ARE NOT MADE; / THEY GROW. YOU MAY / IMPROVE THE NATURAL / FACULTY IN THAT DIREC- / TION BUT YOU CANNOT / MAKE IT;.
The lettering exercise was possibly made by Vivian Smith while he was a student at Sheffield Technical School of Art. The text is a quote from the English author Thomas Henry Huxley.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Lilian Smith.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
19 Aug 1983



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