(Australia 1906 – 1996)
31.8 x 23.3 cm sheet
Mary Abbott was born in Quirindi, NSW in 1906 and studied at a number of art schools in Sydney and London, most significantly at the Julian Ashton School from 1938-43. Between 1954 and 1958 she had paintings hung in the Archibald Prize five times, all portraits of women, reflecting her work as a portraitist, with which, along with teaching, she supported herself for much of her career. Her work was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery in 1985. The subject of this portrait is the artist's sister Florence.
Mary Abbott and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Mary Abbott Roberts 1935-1985, Bathurst, 1985, 4 (illus.), 5. cat.no. 5
Mary Abbott Roberts 1935-1985, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, 21 Jun 1985–21 Jul 1985