Red apples in a bowl
Known mainly for her still life paintings, Sybil Craig was
taught by John Shirlow and George Bell before attending the
National Gallery School, Melbourne in 1924-1931. In about 1935
Sybil studied design and printmaking at Melbourne's Working Mens
College, now the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and
undertook further studies in the 1950s with Ian Bow of the
Victorian Artists Society. Appointed as the third female official
war artist by the Australian War Memorial in 1945, Sybil Craig
produced a number of works filled with light and colour that
emphasised women's contributions to the war effort.
With its strong sense of design and vibrant colour Red
apples in bowl painted in 1934 is one of Sybil's earlier works
that illustrates her strong modernist style.