Significant Australian landscape painter, printmaker and draughtsman Lloyd Rees was born in Queensland in 1895. He studied at Brisbane Technical College with Godfrey Rivers and later travelled in the UK and Europe in the 1920s. In Europe he encountered the Tuscan countryside that would influence the sweeping, exposed landscapes of his later works.
Rees worked in advertising in Brisbane and Sydney, before first exhibiting his work in Sydney at Macquarie Galleries in 1931. He exhibited regularly in Australia, returning several times to Europe during his lifetime. Rees was awarded the Medaille de la Ville Paris in 1987.
Rees died in Hobart in 1988. Major surveys of his work were held in 1942 at the Art Gallery of new South Wales, 1993 at Heide and the Art Gallery of New South Wales and at the Brett Whiteley Studio in 2005.
Cliff Face, Frenchs Court, Dynnyme, Tasmania c. 1970-5
Gift of Alan and Jancis Rees in 1997.