ROD WITHERS (1946 - 1988)

Roderick Vern Withers was a celebrated Australian abstract artist. He studied painting at the Prahran Technical college in 1963 to 1964 and at the National Gallery School from 1965 to 1967. He painted in London during 1970 to 1971 before returning to live and work in Carlton. His first one man exhibition was in 1969 and he exhibited regularly across Australia for twenty years. He was a painting tutor at CAE courses in Melbourne for several years and traveled to North West Queensland and Northern Territory in 1985 with Roy Churcher as artists conducting art workshops for Aboriginal children at schools and on missions. He died tragically in a skiing accident in 1988. His work is represented in the Australian National Gallery, Queensland Art Gallery and regional and institutional collections. These works comes from the personal collection of important dealer & collector Ray Hughes, and were exhibited in his Brisbane gallery in 1979. 

"Mechanical Cow" (1979)

oil on canvas

152 x 122cm

signed on verso

 

POA

*Ray Hughes Gallery Collection

 

 

"Archetypes" (1972)

watercolour

cm

signed lower right

 

$1450

 

 

"Untitled" (1977)

oil on canvas

152 x 106.5cm

signed on verso

 

POA

*Ray Hughes Gallery Collection

 

 

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