Robert N Field

Head of Tilly Frankl

Head of Tilly Frankl by Robert N Field

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Robert Field studied art together with Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore at London's Royal College of Art. He arrived in Dunedin in 1925 to begin teaching art full-time. In 1931, he established the Studio of Modern Art, which later led Toss Woollaston to recall: 'Dunedin in 1932 was the most artistically enlightened place in New Zealand.' This direct stone carving is the first 20th century portrait sculpture created in New Zealand by a professional artist.

Head of Tilly Frankl
Production date
circa 1930
oamaru stone
235 x 177 x 200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1980
Accession no
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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