Perth University


Title:
Perth University
Date:
C1935
Artist:
Gayfield Gerard Shaw (1885-1961)
Image Size:
250mm x 205mm (9.84" x 8.07")
Condition:
In good condition
Technique:
Original etching signed in pencil lower right. Artist proof.
Price:

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$A 425
Stock Number:
SHAW 001 PM (NIOG) (C113)
Description:

Fine etching of Winthrop Hall which was named after Sir John Winthrop Hackett, inaugural Chancellor of the University. A bequest from his estate funded the construction of several buildings including the hall. It was designed by architect Conrad Sayce in 1927 and completed in 1932. Many artistic embellishments by well known Australian artists were incorporated into the design of the interior. These include Napier Waller's mosaic of the Five Lamps of Learning and the wooden beams supporting the ceiling were painted with Aboriginal motifs by George Benson.

Biography:

Gayfield Gerrad Shaw (1885-1961)

Born in South Australia in 1835, Gerrard Gayfield Shaw was a gallery director, painter and etcher. He studied at the Adelaide School of Design under J.S. Watkins. He was also a commercial gallery director, and one of the most prominent members of the Sydney art scene during the early boom period in Australian visual art following the end of the First World War. He was also a skilled printmaker who took a leading role in establishing the nation's first etching society.

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