Artist info – Lloyd Rees
Born in Yeronga QLD on the 17th March 1895 Lloyd Rees is one of the pre-eminent landscape artists of his age, a skilled painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He sought to build upon the legacy of the European landscape painting, taking inspiration from artists such as Corot and Turner while also drawing from the Australian landscape tradition. His approach varied throughout his life from the precise analytical drawings and paintings produced during the 1920s and 30s, through the rhythmic, more sombre works of the 1940s and 50s, to the visions of light that characterised his late works.
The Art Gallery of New South Wales, which has the most comprehensive collection of Lloyd Rees works of any institution, organised two retrospectives of Rees’ work during his life, in 1942 and 1969, as well as a posthumous drawing retrospective in 1995.
Lloyd Rees died in Hobart Tasmania 1988