Judy Cassab
Red and green 1965
oil on canvas
140 x 127 cm
no. 12227
Judy Cassab
Surf and rocks - Yorkeys Knob 1988
oil on board
36 x 49 cm
no. 11286
SOLD
Judy Cassab
Exhibition Podcast
Judy Cassab
Walkers near the caves
oil on board
27 x 36.5 cm
no. 12522
Judy Cassab
Untitled 2005
watercolour on paper
74 x 104 cm
no. 9505
Judy Cassab
Waterfall 2008
oil on board
60 x 44.5 cm
no. 10680
Judy Cassab
Mother holding child 1995
oil on canvas
120 x 95 cm
no. 4630
Judy Cassab
Girl and mirror 2007
oil on canvas on board
42.5 x 57.5 cm
no. 9101
Judy Cassab
Women with Sphinx 2007
oil on canvas
39.5 x 50 cm
no. 10678
Judy Cassab
Girl with Sphinx 2008
oil on canvas
49.5 x 60 cm
no. 10672
Judy Cassab
Morning tea 2008
oil on canvas
60 x 44.5 cm
no. 10675
SOLD
Judy Cassab
Looking through blue
oil on canvas
91 x 131.5 cm
no. 10398
SOLD
Judy Cassab
Desert shapes with triangle 2 1982
oil on canvas
86 x 119 cm
no. 9502
SOLD
Judy Cassab
Omen III 1982
oil on canvas
86 x 131 cm
no. 10676
SOLD
Judy Cassab
"Fallen warriors" Rainbow Valley 2002
watercolour on paper
76 x 103 cm
no. 9503
SOLD
Judy Cassab
Dusk 2005
watercolour on paper
56.5 x 76 cm
no. 10677
SOLD
Judy Cassab
Dusk 2006
watercolour on paper
57 x 76 cm
no. 9507
SOLD
Judy Cassab
Girl in black hat 2007
oil on canvas on board
47.5 x 33.5 cm
no. 9097
SOLD
Judy Cassab
Untitled c. 1965
oil on board
46.5 x 61 cm
SOLD
Judy Cassab
Still life with yellow blue background 2008
oil on canvas
49.5 x 40 cm
no. 10670a
SOLD
Judy Cassab
Model with sculpture 2005
oil on canvas
30.5 x 40.5 cm
no. 10683
SOLD
Judy Cassab
Red still life 2008
oil on canvas
60 x 44.5 cm
no. 10666
SOLD
Judy Cassab
Still life with brushes 2007
oil on canvas
49 x 39 cm
no. 10685
SOLD
Judy Cassab
Chinese box and sculpture 2008
oil on canvas
40 x 29.5 cm
no. 10667
SOLD

2009 The two of us

30 September - 20 October 2009

Judy Cassab (b.1920) & John Seed (b.1945)
The Two of Us
Opening Wednesday 30 September 2009, 6 - 8 pm

Eva Breuer Art Dealer is proud to announce the opening of The Two of Us, the first exhibition to pair Judy Cassab with her son, John Seed. Within a few short years of arriving in post-war Sydney with her family in 1951, Judy Cassab became Australia's most celebrated portrait painter, winning numerous prizes including the Archibald and the Australian Women’s Weekly Portrait Prize. John, a sculptor, has carried on her great artistic legacy with exhibitions at the Bonython and Holdsworth galleries in the 1960s and 1970s as well as at the Centre Prize Gallery in London, at that time exhibiting under the name John Kampfner.

Judy has always been fascinated by personal narratives – from her own teeming journals made public in Judy Cassab Diaries (1995) to the portraits she sows with the stories of her sitters. In Lou Klepac’s monograph on Judy from 1998, she explains her artistic process;

'I am passionately interested in people’s childhood, why they choose the path they are on…In our age of the short attention span, the only other place where one could talk about these things is the psychiatrist’s couch.’

It is fitting then that The Two of Us will explore one of Judy’s most intimate relationships, that with her son. Today, at 89 years of age, Judy spends many of her days at John’s studio, sketching him at work with his welding tools and steel sculptures. John laments that he is not a more figurative artist as he cannot return the favour and sculpt his famed mother. Yet they share many wonderful likenesses in their work – from the exotic present in Cassab’s Sphinx with Girl 2008 and Seed’s Hindu Yantras, to the abstracted Australian landscape which both mother and son explore with a shared fervour.

The Two of Us will be opened by the Hon. Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG on Wednesday 30 September 2009. The exhibition will continue until Tuesday 13 October and will include many of Judy’s iconic paintings from 1955 until 2008, including Mother Holding Child 1995, a depiction of the unique and cherished relationship between mother and son.