Storm on the Swan

Elise BLUMANN: artist

Not On Display

About the work

Elise Blumann, her husband and young son arrived in Western Australia in 1938. Her training in Germany had instilled a desire to express artistically her relationship with the natural environment. In Australia she painted the local landscape along the river at Nedlands, often using a huge melaleuca tree close to her home as a central motif. In this painting she has reduced the tree to a single gnarled and twisted mass, shaped by the river winds. All detail is eroded away. Blumann was a strong advocate of the importance of art education in the personal development of individuals, and she pursued this in her role as an art teacher.
Storm on the Swan
Artist/Maker and role
Elise BLUMANN: artist
oil on paper on composition board
56.5 x 66.5 cm (sight)
Credit line
Gift of Mrs Elizabeth Lefroy, 1984
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number

This is one of the paintings in our collection.