Painting - Gum Trees, Nina Chelleri, Framed, circa 1970s-1990s Image Reg. No: HT 935

Gum trees painted by Nina Chelleri, between the 1970s-1990s. Nina migrated to Australia from Croatia in 1953 with her mother and brother, her father having migrated before them. Nina's mother Helen was an artist, who worked painting pottery at a number of commercial Melbourne studio's and then later teaching painting from home. This painting by Nina represents the passing down of skills from one generation to the next.
Framed oil painting. There several gum trees on the foreground, with low purple hills in the distance. The sky is depicted in blue, white and yellow. The artist uses textured paint work to depict the clouds, hills and canopies of the trees. It has been signed by the artist in the lower left corner.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Nina Chelleri, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 30.50 cm (Height), 3.00 cm (Width), 31.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, immigration, displaced persons, artistic practices, ceramics, croatian communities, croatian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Helen Ilich, Serbian Migrant & Ceramic Artist, 1953, Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: paintings
Inscriptions: Signed: N. Chelleri.
Artist: Mrs Nina Chelleri, Victoria, Australia, 1970s-1990s

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