A Robertson Landscape. Elioth Gruner. 1933
30 cm x 40 cm
Oil on canvas on board
Signed and dated lower right
Inscribed in pencil verso: Robertson Landscape 45 Gns
This painting was well ahead of its time in 1933. A traditional landscape composition, that seems to be experimenting with the beginnings of hard edge colour field painting.
The work was exhibited at the Society of Artists exhibition in Sydney in 1934. It was given an honourable mention in a review of the exhibition in the Sydney Mail | Wednesday 12th September 1934 page 26
“A Robertson Landscape,’ by Elioth Gruner, is a beautiful picture which discloses this gifted artist at the highest point so far of his development. Mr. Gruner never disappoints. His vision of Australia is sympathetic, and his technique is on a high plane. ‘A Gruner ‘is a prize, for any collector”.
Society of Artists Show – SYDNEY – September 1934
H Fisher and Son- Fine Art Dealers Christchurch c1940
Private collection NZ purchased from above c 1940