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Clifford Bayliss  1912-1989

Clifford Bayliss 1912-1989

Clifford Bayliss was born in Footscray in 1912. He attended the National Gallery School between 1931 and 1935. In December 1935 he won the Travelling Scholarship amidst a blaze of publicity. He was somewhat of a legend at the art school. According to the late Alan McCulloch, "...the NGV was the only place for young aspiring artists....the star was Clifford Bayliss who could draw like Leonardo, and was a bohemian when it was not done. Bayliss was very poor and did these beautiful drawings, and seemed destined to win the travelling scholarship, which he did." ..... Conversations with Alan McCulloch by Christopher Heathcote, Art Monthly, April 1993, no. 58, page 15   


Clifford Bayliss left Australia in 1936 and never returned but was always planning a show of his work here


Clown with a Circus Pony

Clifford Bayliss
Clown with a Circus Pony

Black ink and gouache
76 x 50.5 cm
verso Circus Pony

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Mythical Bull  1945

Clifford Bayliss
Mythical Bull 1945

Ink, pencil and gouache
50.5 x 75.8 cm

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Clown and Horse 1945

Clifford Bayliss
Clown and Horse 1945

Ink, watercolour and pastel
76.8 x 50.5 cm

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Man with One Eye Closed 1946

Clifford Bayliss
Man with One Eye Closed 1946

Black conté with pastel
50.5 x 76 cm

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Clown in Sangers Arena  c1947

Clifford Bayliss
Clown in Sangers Arena c1947

Black conté with pastel
68.8 x 43 cm

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Rooster  1947

Clifford Bayliss
Rooster 1947

Black conté and pastel
73 x 57 cm

$7,000

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Archaic Stone Circle c1952

Clifford Bayliss
Archaic Stone Circle c1952

Mixed media on card
50.5 x 76 cm

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Clown  1947

Clifford Bayliss
Clown 1947

Black conté and pastel
76.5 x 50.5 cm

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Woman with Long Hair and Hoof  1947

Clifford Bayliss
Woman with Long Hair and Hoof 1947

Black conté with pastel
76 x 50.5 cm

Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia

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Two Clowns with Male Nude Wearing Mask  c1945

Clifford Bayliss
Two Clowns with Male Nude Wearing Mask c1945

Ink
28 x 21.4 cm

Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia

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Horse and Aviator  c1945

Clifford Bayliss
Horse and Aviator c1945

Ink
21.4 x 28 cm


Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia

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Carboniferous Fantasy  c1945

Clifford Bayliss
Carboniferous Fantasy c1945

Ink
32 x 19.7 cm


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Horse and Trainer

Clifford Bayliss
Horse and Trainer

Conté
41.8 x 59.8 cm



$1,850 

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Rider  1974

Clifford Bayliss
Rider 1974

Pencil
42 x 29.5 cm

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