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Australia / Tallest Trees. ca. 1936.

Australia / Tallest Trees. ca. 1936.

Item Description:

Artist: PERCY TROMPF (1902-1964)
Size: 25 x 40 1/8 in./63.5 x 102 cm
Condition: A.
Reference: PAI-LXXI, 134
Key Words: Art Deco; Travel; Animals

Australia / Tallest Trees. ca. 1936.
In terms of his work for the Australian National Travel Association, Trompf was something of their arboreal go-to guy—for example, his poster for North Queensland (see PAI-XXXVII, 534) is a lush rain forest tapestry. Here, in a promotion for Marysville, Victoria, he focuses on the “Tallest Trees in the British Empire”—the old growth Beech forests in the upper Taggerty catchment. Marysville—whose population hovers around a total of 500 residents—relies heavily on tourism for its economic prosperity and employment. Trompf studied at the Ballarat Technical Art School before relocating to Melbourne in 1923, where he established his reputation as a freelance artist specializing in posters before opening his own design studio. The Australian landscape and wildlife directly influenced his output. By the 1930s, Trompf's brightly-colored posters were well known in Australia and his work had attracted attention in both Britain and North America.

About The Artist:

PERCY TROMPF (1902-1964)


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