Hayward Veal Melbourne Australia Nocturne Painting

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Hayward Veal Melbourne Australia Nocturne Painting

1,960.00

An oil on board painting by significant Australian painter W. Hayward Veal (1913-1968), entitled Nocturne No. 4, depicting a night scene of a park and tree in the foreground with a man walking, with the city lights of Melbourne in the distance reflected on the water. Signed lower left, and framed with a brass plaque with the title of the painting and Hayward Veal '49 on it. 

Height: 31 1/8"     Width: 27"     Depth: 1 3/4"

 $1960

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Artist biographical information from The National Library of Australia:

Veal, W. Hayward, (Wilfred Hayward) 1913-1968

Painter, art lecturer and critic who was associated with the Max Meldrum School of Painting in Melbourne and Sydney Wilfred Hayward Veal, painter, was born at Eaglemont, Victoria, in 1913. Despite receiving formal training in his father’s trade as an apprentice printer, Veal turned to painting. He commenced art classes at the age of 17 with Archibald Colquhoun, followed by classes with Colquhoun’s own mentor, Max Meldrum. Veal joined the Max Meldrum School of Painting in 1932, where he later served as an Instructor. In 1937, Veal held his first solo exhibition at Hogan’s Gallery in Melbourne, subsequently travelling to Sydney in the same year. Upon arriving in his new hometown, Veal established an art school in Rowe Street, known as The Meldrum School. Hayward Veal’s career in Sydney was varied, as he taught art, exhibited his own work, became an art critic for the Daily News and a frequent contributor to the ABC’s magazine Talk. Following the outbreak of the Second World War, Veal served as an inspector in a Sydney aircraft factory, all the while maintaining his influence in and support of the arts. In 1940 he was made a Fellow and (later) Vice-President of the Royal Art Society NSW. During the following year, Veal became Vice-President of the Fellowship of Australian Writers, he was appointed to the War Art Council and he occupied the position of Southern Buyer for the Queensland Art Gallery.