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Clifford Bayliss  1912-1989

Clifford Bayliss 1912-1989

Paintings, drawings and gouaches  1940s - 1980s

from the estate of the artist, London

17th  September - 8th October 2011

Bernard Smith, the late, eminent art historian said of Clifford Bayliss in his foreword to our first exhibition back in 1995 ‘The range of technical skills are diverse… a brilliant draughtsman who directed his skills towards fantasy and the grotesque… Bayliss is an expatriate of distinction that we should know more about than we do. Examples of his work should be in all our public galleries” Since then, the National Gallery in Canberra has acquired twenty two works and the Australian War Memorial has three.

 

In 1993, Alan McCulloch said of Bayliss, "....the NGV school was the only place for young aspiring artists. There were some wonderful students. Roger Kemp was a tall, spectacular figure at the NGV in those days; quite a romantic and he had a lot of talent. But the star was Clifford Bayliss who could draw like Leonardo, and was a bohemian when it was not done. Bayliss was very poor and  did these beautiful drawings, and seemed destined to win the travelling scholarship, which he did. But he won at the wrong time, just before the war, and arrived in London and vanished into the services....." Conversations with Alan McCulloch by Christopher Heathcote, Art Monthly, April 1993, no. 58, page 15



Scream

Clifford Bayliss
Scream

Ink
28 x 21.5 cm

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Boxers

Clifford Bayliss
Boxers

Pencil and crayon
23.2 x 19.7 cm

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Landscape with perched rock

Clifford Bayliss
Landscape with perched rock

Mixed media
50.5 x 76 cm

The mixed medias or "waxed gouaches" were proposed set designs. The process was used in the theatre.  Cliff worked as Production Assistant at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden from the early 1950s to 1963.  These landscapes date from that time

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Horses

Clifford Bayliss
Horses

Pencil
23 x 38.5 cm

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 Colour study 5

Clifford Bayliss
Colour study 5

Pencil and gouache
15.5 x 20.8 cm

$1,850

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Colour study 6

Clifford Bayliss
Colour study 6

Pencil and gouache
18 x 24.2 cm

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Colour study 7

Clifford Bayliss
Colour study 7

Gouache
13.2 x 18.6 cm

$1,850

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Colour study 8  c1970

Clifford Bayliss
Colour study 8 c1970

Pencil and gouache
15.5 x 20.8 cm

$1,850

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Colour study 18

Clifford Bayliss
Colour study 18

Gouache
20.4 x 17.7 cm

$1,850

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Colour study 19

Clifford Bayliss
Colour study 19

Gouache
18.7 x 13.8 cm

 $1,850 

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Colour study 20

Clifford Bayliss
Colour study 20

Gouache
29.8 x 17.2 cm

$1,850

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Colour study 22

Clifford Bayliss
Colour study 22

Gouache
17.6 x 24.3 cm

$1,850

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Colour study 24

Clifford Bayliss
Colour study 24

Gouache
19.3 x 25.2 cm

$1,850

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Horse and rider by the sea

Clifford Bayliss
Horse and rider by the sea

Oil on hardboard
81 x 60.7 cm

$8,000

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Jockey with blue horse

Clifford Bayliss
Jockey with blue horse

Oil on hardboard
76 x 60.7 cm
$8,000

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