Daffodils and Grape Hyacinth, 1960-61
Ronald Greenaway (1932-2015)
oil on masonite
61 x 68 cm
Greenaway – still life paintings 1958-1961, Argus Gallery, Melbourne, August 7-12, 1961, Catalogue No. 18
Ronald Greenaway: The Artist and his World, Retrospective, Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, 2015
Literature: Town Hall Gallery, Ronald Greenaway: The Artist and his World, 2015, illustrated
0419 540 162
“Mr. Greenaway paints with confidence, vast expenditure of energy, and a certain winning optimism. The prevailing spirit of this show…is its infectious gaiety. Mr Greenway responds sensuously to vibrant colour and makes courageous use of it’’. Alan McCulloch – Melbourne Herald, 9th August 1961
Ronald Greenaway commenced his artistic career in 1950 after studying painting at Swinburne Technical College. From the 1950s, he was actively involved in the Melbourne art scene, developing his own art practice and exhibiting with the Contemporary Art Society where he served as secretary, president, and editor of the CAS magazine. In 1971 he was made an honorary life member of the CAS.
From 1953 to 2008, Ronald held numerous solo exhibitions. In 2015 after his death the city of Boroondara honoured him with a retrospective exhibition (which included Daffodils and Grape Hyacinth). His work is held in The National Gallery of Victoria, Heide Museum of Modern Art and regional galleries including Newcastle and Swan Hill.