Erwin Fabian 'Monumental Cats' - Collected by Lyndall

Erwin Fabian, son of famed painter Max Fabian, was born in Berlin. In 1938, he fled to London because he was Jewish and was sent to Australia on the Dunera when war broke out. In Australia, Fabian joined the Australian army where he produced illustrations and cover designs for army publications.

Oscillating between London and Australia, Fabian built a reputation as one of the country’s finest sculptors. His sculptures are cast from scrap metal, strangely evoking the human despite their abstract forms. In this charming drawing, however, he turns to cats.

From the private collection of famed writer and curator Ursula Hoff, this work bristles with personality. Erwin’s cats are sculptural – a monument of felines in varying states of contentedness and grumpiness.

For connoisseurs of Australian artists, this delightful work will make you the collector that got the Fabian.

Erwin FABIAN (1915 - 2020)
'Monumental Cats' c.1981
ink on paper
Image Size: 26 x 21 cm
Framed Dimensions: 44 x 37 x 2 cm
Signed: Signed lower right: E. Fabian
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Condition: Excellent 

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