Art on Sunday! New work going LIVE tonight: a 19th century landscape from Albert Henry Fullwood; and two small figurative studies in bronze from Nina van Dijk.
Albert Henry Fullwood (1863-1930)
Born in Birmingham, UK, Fullwood studied landscape painting and illustration at the Birmingham Institute. He graduated in 1883 and following this immigrated to Australia. He painted but having a young family earned a living as an illustrator for various Australian publications. He increasingly became recognised for his iconic Australian landscapes, with early work brought by the New South Wales Gallery. He also had a successful exhibition in New York enroute back to the UK at the turn of the century. In London he regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy. When war broke out, he joined the Australian forces serving in the medical corps before being appointed as an official war artist to the 5th Division. After the war he returned to live in Australia
All major galleries in Australia have his work in their collections.
Nina van Dijk
Nina van Dijk was born in Veghel, The Netherlands, in 1963. She studied Fine Arts in the Netherlands. In 1985 she came to New Zealand on a working holiday and decided to stay.
For the past 30 years she has created a career as a sculptor favouring abstracted versions of the female torso. Often her work is quite small and this in fact gives it a unique charm.
Van Dijk lives in Wellington, where she has a studio in her home.