Rex Wood

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Rex Wood (6 April 1906 – 1970) was a South Australian artist. He lived in Portugal for many years.

He was born in Laura, South Australia.

Rex Wood studied painting at the South Australian School of Art under Mary Packer Harris (1891–1978). He became an art critic for The News in 1934 and held an exhibition in 1935.[1] He had another exhibition in 1937,[2] the evening before he left for England and the Continent.

He studied at the Anglo-French Art Centre at St Johns Wood and the Southampton Row School of Art. He spent much of the war years in Portugal.[3]

He visited Australia in the mid-1950s[4] then went back to Portugal.[5]He died in Estoril around 24 January 1970.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Exhibition Of Works Of Rex Wood". The Advertiser (Adelaide). South Australia. 26 June 1935. p. 16. Retrieved 31 August 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. "Arresting Work by Rex Wood". The News (Adelaide). Vol. XXIX, , no. 4, 461. South Australia. 9 November 1937. p. 9. Retrieved 31 August 2016 – via National Library of Australia.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  3. ""Nude," New London Purchase, At Gallery Soon". The Advertiser (Adelaide). South Australia. 14 June 1946. p. 12. Retrieved 31 August 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. "Rex Wood". Art Gallery of New South Wales. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  5. Alan McCulloch, Encyclopedia of Australian Art, first edition 1968; Hutchinson of London