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  • Head of a Child  artwork by William Ricketts - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • Head of a Child  artwork by William Ricketts
  • Head of a Child  artwork by William Ricketts - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • Head of a Child  artwork by William Ricketts - art listed for sale on Artplode

About Artist:

 

William Ricketts (1898–1993) was an Australian potter and sculptor of the arts and crafts movement.

 

Born in Richmond, Victoria, in 1898, William settled permanently in Mount Dandenong, Victoria, in 1934. Although not trained as a potter and never technically superior (his works, large and small, frequently exhibit cracking), the power of his vision of a modern Australia that embraces Aboriginal spirituality and respect for the natural world was his general message throughout his artworks.

 

His major works include the "Dromana" in the Seawinds Garden, Arthurs Seat, Victoria, and "Gun Brute" at the William Ricketts Sanctuary, Mount Dandenong, Victoria.

 

Many smaller works are in the collection of the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. Photographic records of his sculptures, particularly those from the sanctuaries of Pitchi Richi and Mount Dandenong, which have been vandalised, are held in the archives of Australia's libraries. Ricketts, never rich, supported himself through commissioned sales of his art and made pieces as gifts. These signed original small pieces are increasingly sought after for private collections. This is an example of one of his works.

William Ricketts

Head of a Child

  • 1970-1980
  • 13 x 13 x 11 cm
  • Fine Art Category: sculptures
  • Medium: Terracotta
  • Origin: Australia
  • Provenance: The sculpture was gifted by W. Ricketts to Eleck Tauber, who assisted W.Ricketts in buidling ceramic firing over. Subsequntly it was passt on to myslef by Elek's widow Lenka Tauber in 1998..
  • Signed: Signed verso
  • Comments:

    This is a small work and can be shipped to any country. additional shipping and insurance charges will apply.

  • Price: $1,000.00 AUD
  • Seller: Jemarta, Australia

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  • Artplode ID: 4172
  • Artplode Seller ID: 6397

About Artist:

 

William Ricketts (1898–1993) was an Australian potter and sculptor of the arts and crafts movement.

 

Born in Richmond, Victoria, in 1898, William settled permanently in Mount Dandenong, Victoria, in 1934. Although not trained as a potter and never technically superior (his works, large and small, frequently exhibit cracking), the power of his vision of a modern Australia that embraces Aboriginal spirituality and respect for the natural world was his general message throughout his artworks.

 

His major works include the "Dromana" in the Seawinds Garden, Arthurs Seat, Victoria, and "Gun Brute" at the William Ricketts Sanctuary, Mount Dandenong, Victoria.

 

Many smaller works are in the collection of the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. Photographic records of his sculptures, particularly those from the sanctuaries of Pitchi Richi and Mount Dandenong, which have been vandalised, are held in the archives of Australia's libraries. Ricketts, never rich, supported himself through commissioned sales of his art and made pieces as gifts. These signed original small pieces are increasingly sought after for private collections. This is an example of one of his works.







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