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An image of The reader by Grace Cossington Smith

Grace Cossington Smith

(Australia 1892 – 20 Dec 1984)

The reader
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

51.2 x 40.6 cm stretcher; 67.0 x 56.8 x 7.0 cm frame

Gift of Janna Bruce 1974
Accession number
© Estate of Grace Cossington Smith
Not on display
Bibliography (10)

Jude Adams, Barbara Hall and Jennifer Barber, Project 21: Women's images of women, Sydney, 1977. 41; Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Mary Eagle, Australian Modern Painting Between the Wars 1914-1939, 'Light in Sydney', pg. 30-41, Sydney, 1989, 33.

Deborah Edwards, Sydney moderns: art for a new world, 'Colour, light and rhythm: tools for modernity', pg. 21-33, Sydney, 2013, 30 (colour illus.), 315.

Deborah Hart, Grace Cossington Smith, 'A room of her own', pg. 11-25, Canberra, 2005, 12 (colour illus.), 53, 123, 174.

Bruce James, Grace Cossington Smith, 'Deliberate frightfulness', pg. 41-52, Sydney, 1990, 48, 49 (colour illus.), 161. plate no. 15

Martyn Lyons, A history of the book in Australia 1891-1945, 'Reading models and reading communities', pg. 370-388, St. Lucia, 2001, 377 (illus.).

Ursula Prunster (Curator), Australian painters; Seeing Cézanne, Sydney, 1998, 31. 36

Lynne Seear and Julie Ewington (Editors), Brought to Light: Australian Art 1850–1965 from the Queensland Art Gallery collection, 'A singular portrait. Grace Cossington Smith Portrait of a man', pg. 120-123, Brisbane, 1998, 120.

Bernard William Smith and Terry Smith, Australian painting 1788-1990, 'Leviticus 1913-32', pg. 167-204, South Melbourne, 1991, 174.

Roland Wakelin, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Post Impressionism in Sydney: Some personal recollections', pg. 91-95, Sydney, Jan 1962, 92.

Exhibition history (6)

Thirty-seventh Annual Exhibition of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales (1916), Exhibition Gallery Department of Public Instruction, Sydney, Sep 1916 -

Project 21 - Womens images of women (1977), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Oct 1977–13 Nov 1977

Australian Painters Seeing Cézanne, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 28 Nov 1998–17 Jan 1999

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):

Sydney Moderns, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Jul 2013–07 Oct 2013