Weaver Hawkins (Raokin)1893 - 1977 Farm derelicts 1961
- oil on board
Weaver Hawkins was born in London and painted and studied in southern Europe, where he adopted the name "Raokin" in response to the locals' pronunciation of his surname. He migrated to Australia in 1935 where he became a prominent figure in the Sydney arts scene during the 1940s and 1950s. Farm derelicts is a large, competent work which employs a random 'grid' to determine its structure. Many historical works are constructed in this manner, but here Hawkins reveals the structure, much the same as Modern architectural practice of the same time.