JEWELLERY, DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS AUCTION Tuesday, 5 December 2023 - 10:00 AM start
Phyllis Mary Crowley (1913 - 1994) Untitled Man Glazing/painting Pottery 1949,
oil on board, signed with monogram and dated 10.12.49. 376 x 297 mm. Provenance: Ex collection Sue-Ellen Aicheson, friend of the artist. Note: Despite being severely crippled by polio at an early age, requiring her to wear callipers and use a walking frame all her life, Phyllis Crowley took a full part in Auckland art activities and left her mark both as an artist and as the unofficial historian of Elam where she attended from 1929 to 1943. Phyllis was a founding member of the Rutland Group and was regularly reviewed in Art in New Zealand: Phyllis taught metalwork and jewellery at Elam and Otahuhu High School, and took private pupils, and won first prize for jewellery in a World Craft Exhibition in 1955.