About this artwork

The artist painted this cheerful picture two days after his son, Max, was born. The idyllic scene of father and son fishing reflects the artist's relief at the arrival of a healthy child. The kingfisher, with a fish in its beak, acts the part of a stork delivering a baby. The fish also has a child, which it spits out. Wiszniewski drew the composition directly on the canvas with a felt-tip pen before applying bright acrylic colour very sparingly.

  • title:
    Kingfisher
  • accession number:
    GMA 3042
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  • materials:
    Acrylic and felt-tip pen on canvas
  • date created:
    1987
  • measurements:
    213.50 x 213.50 cm (framed: 213.50 x 213.50 x 3.80 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1987
  • copyright:
    © ADRIAN WISZNIEWSKI
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Adrian Wiszniewski

Adrian Wiszniewski

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