(Australia 04 Jan 1906–29 May 1995)
125.5 x 38.0 x 38.0cm figure; 23.5 x 22.0cm base (irreg.)
Arriving from the United States in 1934 with her Australian partner, Frank Hinder, this prolific sculptor was well-versed in contemporary international developments in art. In Sydney she studied with Eleanore Lange, a German-born artist-teacher, and began experimenting with local timbers and stone. Mother and child shows how quickly she accommodated Australian materials, and a certain Australian robustness as well. Though strongly influenced by English sculpture of the interwar period, especially that of Henry Moore and Jacob Epstein, Hinder's truer inspiration came from her interest in vitalist philosophies and theories. The self-contained poise of this image soon gave way to a restlessness more resonant of modern times.
Art Gallery Handbook 1999
Barry Pearce (Australia) (Author), Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, Domain, 2002, 92, 101 (colour illus.), 144, 147.
Deutscher-Menzies Fine Art (Australia) (Author), 19th & 20th century Fine Australian and International Art: Fine Art auction 20 & 21 August 2001 Melbourne, Melbourne, 2001, 112. lot no. 77, 'Man with Jackhammer', 1939, cedar relief, 62.5 x 54.5 x 3.5cm. Reference to 'Exhibition I' and Hinder's 'Mother and child' in the Gallery's collection.
Barry Pearce (Australia) (Author), Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Domain, 2000, 134 (colour illus.), 301.
Bruce James (Australia) (Author), Edmund Capon (England; Australia, b.1940) (Director), Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, Domain, 1999, 146 (colour illus.).
'A productive partnership: Frank & Margel Hinder interviewed' by Dinah Dysart, pg. 338-345., Art and Australia (Vol. 29, No. 3) Autumn 1992, Autumn 1992, 342 (illus.). 'Mother and child', 1939, ironbark, Private collection
Frank and Margel Hinder 1930-1980, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 12 Jun 1980–13 Jul 1980.
Review - works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 08 Mar 1995–04 Jun 1995.
Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003.