• ARTHUR MURCH (1902-1989) Original Pencil Drawing Self Portrait 1940

James Arthur Murch was a prolific Australian painter and protégé of George Lambert.  He studied painting under Antonio Dattilo Rubbo and sculpture under Rayner Hoff at East Sydney Technical College. He also studied at the Acadamie Julian in Paris, before he became studio assistant to George Lambert as the senior artist worked on his memorial for the recumbent soldier at St Mary’s Cathedral.   He first exhibited at Macquarie Galleries in 1933, winning numerous awards, including the Archibald Prize in 1949. He was also an official war artist. Later in his career he travelled to Hermannsberg to paint local Aboriginal families and also taught at the Royal Art Society & East Sydney Technical College. His works are represented in most National Galleries and Important Private Collections.   “Self Portrait” (c.1940) pencil on paper 29.5 x 23cm (image), 40 x 35cm (frame) signed lower right   The artwork available is a intimate self portrait drawn around 1940. Murch honed his portrait skills whilst penniless and stranded in Europe with Wallace Thornton during World War II.   The work is in GREAT condition, hand-signed by the artist and professionally framed in a sleek black frame.   Don’t miss the opportunity to own a lovely, delicate self portrait by one of Australia’s most respected artists of the early 20th century!!Payment:DIRECT DEPOSIT OR CASH ON DELIVERY PREFERRED. TRANSACTION MUST BE SETTLED WITHIN 7 DAYSPacking & Delivery:PLEASE CONTACT FOR DELIVERY, PICK-UP OR CARRIER OPTIONS.Guarantee:ALL OUR PAINTINGS ARE GUARANTEED ORIGINAL WORKS.Bid with confidence knowing all items for sale are as stated. Any further questions or requests please don't hesitate to ask.

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ARTHUR MURCH (1902-1989) Original Pencil Drawing Self Portrait 1940

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