Red apples in a bowl, Sybil Craig
  • Artist
    Sybil Craig
  • Born
    1901
  • Died
    1989
  • Title
    Red apples in a bowl
  • Date of Production
    1934
  • Medium
    oil on board
  • Dimensions
    349 x 454 mm
  • Credit Details
    Purchased, 1978. No copyright holder found.

Sybil Craig

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.