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An image of The refugees by Grace Cossington Smith

Grace Cossington Smith

(Australia 1892 – 20 Dec 1984)

The refugees
(circa 1918)
Media category
Materials used
pencil on paper

29.0 x 35.6 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.r.corner, pencil "G. COSSINGTON SMITH". Not dated.
Thea Proctor Memorial Fund 1972
Accession number
© Estate of Grace Cossington Smith
Not on display
Bibliography (6)

Deborah Hart, Grace Cossington Smith, 'A room of her own', pg. 11-25, Canberra, 2005, 14, 15 (colour illus.).

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 40 (illus.). 27

Ros Pesman, Duty Free - Australian Women Abroad, Sydney, 1996.

John Slater, Through artists' eyes: Australian suburbs and their cities 1919-1945, 'The city observed to the city experienced', pg. 71-100, Melbourne, 2004, 98, 100 (illus.). 83

Catherine Speck, Painting ghosts: Australian women artists in wartime, Melbourne, 2004, 49 (colour illus.), 229. 20

Anthony White, The Cambridge companion to Australian Art, 'Foreign natives: Australian Modernism 1915-1955', pg. 109-121, Port Melbourne, 2011, 110.

Exhibition history (3)

Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Dec 1997–15 Mar 1998

Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000

Grace Cossington Smith: a retrospective exhibition (2005):