Jeremy Classen; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1975; 514

Name/Title

Jeremy Classen

About this object

A portrait of a seated male figure wearing a red t-shirt and shorts with his head in profile.

Maker

Toss WOOLLASTON

Date Made

1975

Medium and Materials

Watercolour on paper

Place Made

Motueka

Subject and Association Keywords

Portraits/Male

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/South Island/Tasman/Motueka

Subject and Association Description

Jeremy Classen was a paid model of whom Woollaston painted numerous portraits during the 1970s. This study is one of three in the Woollaston 101 collection.

Portraiture was an important element in Woollaston's work and he continued to develop it throughout his career. He described his approach as observing the subject "sometimes for quite a long time, till I find their most natural attitudes and movements. I do not copy their actual physical movements...but I have a rich means of suggesting them - the lean and tilt of the different planes and volumes in contrasting directions..." (Barnett, 1991, p.67).

Named Collection

Woollaston Davies Collection

Credit Line

Gifted by the artist in 1979

Object Type

Painting

Object number

514

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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