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Title

Bushfire

(1930s)


Artist

Mabel Pye

Australia

09 Apr 1894 - 04 Mar 1982


About

Mabel Pye was born in Melbourne and studied drawing 1912-15 and painting 1915-19 at the National Gallery School, Melbourne, a contemporary of Napier Waller, Ethel Spowers and Adelaide Perry. She was a member of the Victorian Artists Society from 1918-41 and exhibited prints with them between 1935-41; she was also a member of the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors from 1920-58. Pye was best known for her watercolours and colour linocuts, most of which she made during the 1930s.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'Australian prints from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, 1998


Details


Date

(1930s)


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour linocut on ivory wove paper


Edition

2/25


Dimensions

14.2 x 17.1 cm blockmark (irreg.); 21.9 x 20.4 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.l., pencil "M Pye". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1975


Location

Not on display


Accession number

248.1975


Artist information

Mabel Pye

Works in the collection

9


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Roger Butler., Melbourne woodcuts and linocuts of the 1920's and 1930's, 'Woodcuts and Linocuts of the 1920s and 1930's', Sydney, 1981, (colour illus.), (illus.). Not paginated; No catalogue numbers; Collection of National Gallery of Victoria.

Helen Campbell, Look, 'Colour, rhythm and design: Wood and lino cuts from a time of great creative vitality', pg. 13-15, Sydney, Feb 2010, 15 (colour illus.).

Helen Campbell, Colour, rhythm, design: wood & lino cuts of the 20s & 30s, 'Introduction', pg. 2, Sydney, 2010, 19 (colour illus.).

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 67 (colour illus.). cat.no. 56