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Collection

Mary Abbott

(Australia 1906 – 1996)

Title
(Two life studies: head of man in hat & seated woman with hands clasped)
Year
circa 1940
Media category
Drawing
Materials used
pencil on paper
Dimensions

36.7 x 45.0 cm sheet

Credit
Gift of Chris Roberts 2014
Accession number
52.2014
Copyright
© Estate of Mary Abbott
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.