Jack Cheyne; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1947; 486


Jack Cheyne

About this object

Head and shoulders ink sketch of a man, Jack Cheyne, wearing a hat and open necked shirt.



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Medium and Materials

Pen and ink on paper

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Subject and Association Description

In the mid 1940s Toss Woollaston took a job at the Mapua Fruitgrowers' Chemical Works which left little spare time for painting. He produced few works but had much time to think about his dissatisfaction with what he did produce. He began to focus on drawing to find a way to move forward. He always believed in the importance of drawing and wrote how it "is always intended as a thing in itself, it might sometimes later serve as a reference for a painting but only incidentally”.

Despite his dissatisfaction, Toss made important developments in establishing himself as a painter during this period and his national reputation began to expand.

Named Collection

Woollaston Davies Collection

Credit Line

Gifted by the artist in 1979

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