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Jean Bellette

(Australia, Spain 1908 – 16 Mar 1991)

Media category
Materials used
oil on paper on hardboard

59.5 x 75.5 cm board; 76.8 x 92.1 x 9.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, red oil "JB". Not dated.
Purchased 1944
Accession number
© Bathurst Regional Council
Not on display
Further information

This work was a finalist in the 1944 Sulman Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1944.

Bibliography (16)

Claire Armstrong (Editor), Art and Australia (Vol. 42, No. 2), Paddington, Dec 2004-Feb 2005, 194 (colour illus.). Advertisement for the Jean Bellete touring retrospective exhibition, organised by Bathurst Regional Art Gallery & SH Ervin Gallery.

Herbert Badham, A gallery of Australian art, 'Introduction', pg. v-vii., Sydney, 1954, xi, (illus.). plate no. 51

Amanda Beresford, Art and Australia (Vol. 31, No. 3), 'Mind, myth and modernism: Revaluing Jean Bellette', pg. 372-379, Killara, Autumn 1994, 372, 374 (colour illus.), 376.

Deborah Edwards, Daphne Wallace, Margo Neale, Victoria Lynn and Sandra Byron, Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1995.

Deborah Edwards, Stampede of the Lower Gods: Classical Mythology in Australian Art, Sydney, Sep 1989, 65.

Christine France, Amanda Beresford and Barbara Hall, Jean Bellette retrospective, Sydney, 2004, 18, 27 (colour illus.), 68, 71. no catalogue numbers

James Gleeson, Contemporary Australian painting, Unknown, 1956. not paginated, 3

Joan Kerr (Editor), Heritage: The national women's art book, Sydney, 1995, 238 (colour illus.), 239. 404. Entry by Deborah Edwards. Biography by Barbara Hall pg. 310-311.

John McDonald, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'The art of enigma', pg. 19, Sydney, 02 Apr 2005-03 Apr 2005, 19. Review of Jean Bellette Retrospective in Spectrum section.

Hal Missingham, Contemporary Australian painting from the National Collection, Sydney, circa 1946, 12. 22

National Council of Women, An exhibition of women's achievements in the arts, New South Wales, 1960. 49; Kindly lent by the AGNSW

New South Wales Society of Artists, Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, Sydney, 1944. 63; priced 50 guineas

Bernard William Smith, Place, taste and tradition: a study of Australian art since 1788, 'The modern movement in Australia', pg. 181-213, South Melbourne, 1979, 207 (illus.). plate no. 83

Laurence Thomas, Twelve Australian artists, 'Introduction', pg. 6-10, London, 1953, 18. 48

Laurie Thomas (Editor), Jubilee exhibition of Australian art, Sydney, 1951, 43. 123

Sydney Ure Smith (Editor), Present day art in Australia, Sydney, 1949, 57 (illus.).

Exhibition history (7)

Society of Artists Annual Exhibition (1944), Education Department Gallery [Loftus Street], Sydney, 19 Aug 1944–07 Sep 1944

Contemporary Australian painting from the National collection, Exhibition Venue Unknown, 1946–1950

Jubilee exhibition of Australian art:

Contemporary Australian Painting - Pacific Loan Exhibition (1956), Orient Lines, S.S. "Orcades", 02 Oct 1956–25 Oct 1956

Women's achievements in the arts, David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, 31 Aug 1960–09 Sep 1960

Stampede of the Lower Gods: Classical Mythology in Australian Art 1890's-1930's, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Oct 1989–26 Nov 1989

Jean Bellette retrospective (2004-2005):