Future Symbols abstract expression for gallery in 1963

FUTURE Symbols was purchased in 1963 by the Jacaranda Art Society through the recommendation of the judge Leonard Hessing (1931 - 2004).

It was considered to be the third best painting in the exhibition by Leonard and was described as 'a most interesting and dramatic painting as it seems to weave in and out of space with flashes of light and darkness suggesting movement and reference to destroyed buildings and industrial devastation.'

Margo Lewers introduced the Bauhaus to Australians. As a leading abstract expressionist painter, she received favourable reviews, won many awards and her work was included in major exhibitions.

She was also active as a commercial artist, textile designer, potter and gallery manager.

The Lewers Bequest of 1978 established Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest at the former home and property of Australian artists Gerald and Margo Lewers.

In the 1940s, Gerald and Margo - two leading artists in the development of modernism in Australian art - bought the property. In 1950 they made it their permanent home and studio.



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