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Painting - Lili Sigalas, by Rollo Thompson, Oil, Melbourne, 1955-56 Image Reg. No: HT 2244

Portrait of Lili Sigalas by Rollo Thompson, painted 1955 to 1956 in Melbourne. Lili Sigalas migrated to Australia in 1922 to marry Letho Sigalas. She was active in the Melbourne Greek community and was a member of the International Club and the Greek Red Cross. Letho passed away in 1964 and from 1966 onwards Lili divided her time between Melbourne and Greece. She passed away in Melbourne in the 1990s.

Rollo Thompson, was a Melbourne artist and member of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society, a group founded in 1918 for the purpose of exhibiting annually.
Oil painting of Lili Sigalas with a dark and light brown background. Lili is shown seated on a chair, wearing a red dress and a fur stole.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Babette Sigalas, 2003
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: artworks, immigration, portraits, greek communities, greek immigration
Themes this item is part of: Sigalas Family Collection, Lili Sigalas, Greek Migrant, 1922, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: paintings
Inscriptions: Right hand corner in white paint: ROLLO THOMPSON
Artist: Ms Rollo Thompson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1955-1956
Person Depicted: Mrs Lili Sigalas, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1955-1956


Ann Poole Posted on 15 Mar 2012 5:12 PM
My mother was often painted by Rollo Thompson in the 1930s and 1940s. Rollo Thompson was female. Definitely not a Mr Rollo Thompson.
Ian Morrison Posted on 17 Aug 2014 12:18 PM
Rollo Thomson does not have a "p" in her surname

look at the signature on the painting

my wife has a portrait of herself painted by Rollo during the 1960's

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