SHERMAN, Albert (1882 - 1971)
Australian wild flowers
Oil on pulpboard, 400 x 315 mm, signed lower right, framed. Original exhibition label from The Sedon Gallerues, Melbourne, circa 1930s, verso.
An attractive still life by the painter described by Howard Ashton as ‘Australia’s foremost painter of flowers’ (The flower paintings of Albert Sherman, Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1955, p. [vi]). Born in Cornwall and studied at the Central Technical School before emigrating to Sydney in 1922 following the First World War. Sherman was a member of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales from 1928 and a popular landscape and still life artist of his time. There are two monographs published on the artist, he is represented in the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
The Sedon Galleries, Melbourne, old label verso
Private collection, Melbourne