George PITT MORISON | Solitude

Australia 1861 – 1946

Solitude c.1925
undesignated impression , published state
edition unknown
Signed lower right below image in pencil, 'G. Pitt Morison'. Not dated
printed image 12.2 (h) x 17.2 (w) cm
Purchased 1989
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
NGA 1989.2102

Melbourne-born artist George Pitt Morison studied at the National Gallery of Victoria art school and at the Académie Julian in Paris. Later he was in charge of the art collection at the Western Australian Museum and Art Gallery from 1906–1942. This lyrical woodcut depicts a solitary tree against a sky of scudding clouds; the simplicity of its composition evoking the sense of the emptiness of the landscape

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