Margaret Preston | Australia 1875-1963 | Australian rock lily c.1933 | Hand-coloured woodcut on paper | 46.5 x 47cm | Purchased 2001. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Grant | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | © Margaret Preston, c.1933. Licensed by VISCOPY, Sydney 2004.

Margaret Preston | Australia 1875-1963 | Australian rock lily c.1933 | Hand-coloured woodcut on paper | 46.5 x 47cm | Purchased 2001. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Grant | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | © Margaret Preston, c.1933. Licensed by VISCOPY, Sydney 2004.

'Coral and Banksia,' oil on canvas, Margaret Preston, 1939.   Gift of Eva and Marc Besen 2002, TarraWarra Museum of Art

'Coral and Banksia,' oil on canvas, Margaret Preston, 1939. Gift of Eva and Marc Besen 2002, TarraWarra Museum of Art

Margaret Preston, Australian artist: 'The brown pot' 1940 (detail) Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1942

Margaret Preston, Australian artist: 'The brown pot' 1940 (detail) Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1942

Margaret Preston is one of Australia’s foremost modern women artists. She was a highly innovative artist who sought to create an authentic national art based on a combination of European, Australian Indigenous and Asian art.    Australian coral flowers is one of her highly popular and decorative images of floral arrangements.

Margaret Preston is one of Australia’s foremost modern women artists. She was a highly innovative artist who sought to create an authentic national art based on a combination of European, Australian Indigenous and Asian art. Australian coral flowers is one of her highly popular and decorative images of floral arrangements.

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