|Sybil Andrews, Swans, 1939, (source)|
|Sybil Andrews, Racing, 1934 (source)|
|Sybil Andrews, Concert Hall, 1929, (source)|
I was a bit lost this week- not really knowing who this Monday's artist would be (truth be told- I have really been looking at Kandinsky this week- but I'd set myself a task of Canadian artists this year on Mondays- so Kandinsky is out...for now) but after a bit of perusing Sybil Andrews name stuck out- and I am now well and truly inspired by her. The works speak for themselves, the movement and colour are so clear and dynamic, I'm in awe- honestly.
I've seen some of her works- but hadn't been suitably impressed until now- not sure why- they are infinitely impressive, from an artistic viewpoint, plus there are tons of images of her as an elderly lady, which is a bit of a weakness of mine (is that odd? I just love seeing a woman who's made art her whole life long, there's something reassuring in that, I think). Anyhow, she was also a really kick-ass woman; born in 1898- she wanted to study art after her secondary schooling- but the family couldn't afford it- so what does Sybil do? she apprentices to be a WELDER- that's right- she welded airplanes during the first world war. Sybil Andrews is my new hero.
you can (and should) check out her biography here at the Sybil Andrews Heritage Society.
(Monday Inspiration is all about Canadian Artists for 2014- do you have one you think I should check out? please leave a comment below, I'd love to hear from you!)