Self portrait, (1930) by Margaret Preston :: The Collection :: Art Gallery NSW

Self portrait, (1930) by Margaret Preston :: The Collection :: Art Gallery NSW

Margaret Preston, Banksia tree at Berowra.

Margaret Preston, Banksia tree at Berowra.

Margaret Preston (29 April 1875 – 28 May 1963) was an Australian artist. She was highly influential during the 1920s to 1940s for her modernist works as a painter and printmaker and for introducing Aboriginal motifs into contemporary art.

Margaret Preston (29 April 1875 – 28 May 1963) was an Australian artist. She was highly influential during the 1920s to 1940s for her modernist works as a painter and printmaker and for introducing Aboriginal motifs into contemporary art.

I lived at Berowra, 1941, Margaret Preston, oil on canvas, 46.4 x 39.7 cm, Art Gallery of NSW

I lived at Berowra, 1941, Margaret Preston, oil on canvas, 46.4 x 39.7 cm, Art Gallery of NSW

‘I’m personally aiming at the simplification of all forms and to express the monumental form and dry colour of Australian landscapes … I wish to continue the basic work of the Aborigines … What I am after in my work is to give the national, spiritual and characteristic features of this country’.  (‘Australian Artists speak’, radio 2FC 1945)

‘I’m personally aiming at the simplification of all forms and to express the monumental form and dry colour of Australian landscapes … I wish to continue the basic work of the Aborigines … What I am after in my work is to give the national, spiritual and characteristic features of this country’. (‘Australian Artists speak’, radio 2FC 1945)

1930s vintage Koala Bear Park poster with the founder, NOEL BURNET

1930s vintage Koala Bear Park poster with the founder, NOEL BURNET

Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1930), Sunday 19 February 1928, page 47

Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1930), Sunday 19 February 1928, page 47

Betty Archdale (1907-2000), English women's cricket player at batting practice in the nets, in Sydney in 1935. She later moved to Australia and became headmistress of the private girls school Abbotsleigh in Wahroonga, Sydney, NSW, and was a champion of educational reform. In 1997, she was listed as an Australian Living Treasure.

Betty Archdale (1907-2000), English women's cricket player at batting practice in the nets, in Sydney in 1935. She later moved to Australia and became headmistress of the private girls school Abbotsleigh in Wahroonga, Sydney, NSW, and was a champion of educational reform. In 1997, she was listed as an Australian Living Treasure.

Surrealism - James GLEESON Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia 1915 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2008 England, Europe 1947-49 Europe, United States of America 1958-59 Neo-organic figuration describing the inclination of entities 1939 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Materials & Technique:	 paintings, oil on canvas  Primary Insc: signed lower right in image ' Gleeson 39 ' Dimensions: 88.0 h x 72.5 w cm

Surrealism - James GLEESON Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia 1915 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2008 England, Europe 1947-49 Europe, United States of America 1958-59 Neo-organic figuration describing the inclination of entities 1939 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Materials & Technique: paintings, oil on canvas Primary Insc: signed lower right in image ' Gleeson 39 ' Dimensions: 88.0 h x 72.5 w cm

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