Ray Crooke 'Evening Shadows'

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Ray Crooke is a celebrated Australian artist, renowned for his landscapes and the occasional portrait. Upon returning home after serving during WWII, Crooke enrolled in art school. His travelling resumed soon after, which he recorded through his journals and artworks.

Well known for his serene landscapes, many of which were inspired by the art of Paul Gauguin, Crooke captured island life on the Melanesian and Fijian Islands as well as in tropical Queensland. In Evening Shadows, he captures the most languid period of day with deep, rich colour. The idyllic stillness of the scene welcomes one into a restful state.

Crooke is represented in numerous public collections, including at the University of Queensland and the National Gallery of Australia, as well as notable regional collections. In 1969, he won the Archibald’s Prize with his portrait of novelist George Johnston. For collectors of Australian modern art, Crooke is a compelling find.

Ray CROOKE (1922 - 2015)
'Evening Shadows'
oil on canvas
Image Size: 41 x 51 cm
Dimensions: 48 x 58 x 5 cm
Signed: Signed 'R Crooke' lower right
Comes with Letter of Provenance

Condition is Excellent:.

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