The road to the ferry, Lloyd Rees
    Lloyd Rees
  • Born
  • Died
  • Title
    The road to the ferry
  • Date of Production
    circa 1945
  • Medium
    oil on canvas
  • Dimensions
    51.4 x 61.7 cm
  • Credit Details
    Purchased, 1946

Lloyd Rees

The road to the ferry

Best known for his finely worked landscapes, Lloyd Rees worked, studied and travelled overseas before settling in Sydney in the 1930s to work as a commercial artist. In The road to the ferry, Rees has used undulating forms to capture the sense of space and distance between the houses, harbour and distant city of Sydney. Purchased by the Gallery in 1946, this painting was at the time considered to be an adventurous acquisition of a modern contemporary landscape. With its restricted palette of brown and grey tones, the painting is characteristic of Rees' early work.