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Lily Pond | William Boissevain

Lily Pond

1984

90 x 120 cm

Oil on Board

$ 11,500

 

Provenance: Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney c. 1984


William ‘Wim’ Boissevain is an Australian painter of Dutch extraction born Willem Geoffrey Boissevain, in 1927, to Gideon Walrave Boissevain, who worked in the dutch diplomatic service. Born in New York, William later studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London and the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, in Paris.

He arrived in Australia in 1947 and became nationalised in 1949. He has taught and held 28 Solo exhibitions in many major galleries across Australia and has established a studio at Glen Forrest in the Darling Range, near Perth.

Since he started painting, he has won many awards for his work including the Rubinstein portrait prize, Perth, 1961; prize at Supreme Court Gardens exhibitions, Perth, 1956; Claude Hotchin prize (oil), 1959 and the Perth prize for Drawing International, 1971.

His works are currently held in many public and private exhibitions

 

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