Les Rees (1914-2001) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in Melbourne in 1914, Les Rees studied at the Prahran Technical College, Melbourne, where he was friendly with Sidney Nolan, After completing his studies he went on to work as a commercial artist at Neon Electric in the drawing room. It was there that he created the iconic "Skipping Girl" advertising sign, promoting a vinegar of the same name. He had been impressed by a young girl that he had seen at the milk bar and fondly named her "Audrey". He began painting full time in 1973. Known for his traditional landscape paintings, he has exhibited widely in the Melbourne area. He has received numerous awards and is represented in collections in Australia and overseas.In his later years Les's preferred to paint with oils at his favourite place Bright in Victoria.Les Rees passed away in 2001 in Melbourne. Edit or add to this biography

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Country Fields (Pair)
Oil on canvas boards, 43 x 58 cm each
Australian and European Paintings, Leonard Joel, Melbourne.
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