Poisson Le Mein, 1990
Elisabeth Kruger (born 1955)
gouache, acrylic on wood
52 x 150cm
signed, dated and titled verso
Exhibited: Elisabeth Kruger - Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne, 9th Apr- 9th May 1992, Cat no.4
Provenance: Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne – gallery label attached
0419 540 162
Elisabeth Kruger uses 17th Century Dutch landscape painting as a reference to explore and query the value we place on things. She is an artist with conscience and paints out of concern for the environment and through that our moral condition. In her intricate painting she asks us to consider whether a jeweled world of man-made riches or objects within the natural world to be of most value.
Elisabeth Kruger was born in Noumea, New Caledonia. She currently lives and works in New South Wales. She has held many group and solo exhibitions since her first exhibition in 1978. In 1989 she was awarded the prestigious Moet et Chandon, Australian Art Fellowship and also that year awarded a Craftsman in Residence at Sturt Workshops, Mittagong by Crafts Council of Australia.
Her work is held by the ACT Government, ACT Legislative Assembly, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Moet et Chandon, Epernay, France, National Gallery of Victoria as well as university, corporate and private collections.