Geoffrey Proud (1946-2022)

Girl with Modigliani, 1981

mixed media, signed and dated l.r.c. ‘Proud ’81’

Eyes of a Poet’s Daughter.
The eyes have it. I was fascinated by this reverse-painted perspex and gold leaf portrait and acquired it, without knowing the artist or his subject. I later discovered the portrait was of the daughter of the writer Dorothy Hewett, whose work I had directed. In a further co-incidences, Dorothy would later become the subject of Geoffrey Proud’s 1990 Archibald Prize-winning portrait of the poet and playwright.
– Jim Sharman (2023)

109.5 x 76.5 cm
Bonython Gallery, Adelaide, Collection of Jim Sharman, Sydney
© Geoffrey Proud/Copyright Agency, 2023
  • EStimate $1,500 - $2,500
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