Marjorie Wallace: Mother and children - SOLD

Marjorie Wallace (1925 - 2005)
Mother and children
26 x 19 cm
Signed bottom right
Sold - 2012

The arts writer Amanda Botha observes that people were always important to Marjorie Wallace, but she never had a voyeur’s approach. She lived alongside the people in her paintings… her lasting contribution is her cultural-historical record of work on the marginalised people in society. Wallace captures the misery and desperation of poverty with much empathy in Mother and children. The exhausted mother figure watches over seven children - seemingly not all hers by birth, but her responsibility nevertheless.