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Painting - Lili Sigalas, by Rollo Thompson, Oil, Melbourne, 1955-56 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
|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|
|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|