Jessie Oonark

UNTITLED, coloured pencil drawing

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JESSIE OONARK (1906-1985)

UNTITLED

signed in syllabics
30" x 22" — 76.2 x 55.9 cm.


June 02, 2014

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $28,800

Few bodies of work can compare to that of graphic and textile artist Jessie Oonark.

Oonark worked steadily for a twenty-year period, designing creative and highly graphic drawings, tapestries and prints. She used complex shapes and forms which seem to morph before your very eyes, and employed bold colouring and traditional yet modern looking motifs.

This is a spectacular drawing never before seen until offered by Waddington’s in the spring of 2014.


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