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Evelyn Chapman

(Australia 25 Oct 1888 – 18 Jul 1961)

Title
A. Dattilo-Rubbo
Year
1911
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

40.6 x 30.8 cm stretcher; 56.2 x 46.1 x 6.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, red oil "Evelyn Chapman/ 1911".
Credit
Purchased 1920
Accession number
946
Location
Not on display
Further information

Painter and teacher Anthonio Dattilo-Rubbo (1870-1955) was an Italian immigrant who came to Australia in 1897. In Sydney, he founded an art school in Bligh Street where he taught for forty-three years and was also an instructor at the Royal Art Society of New South Wales school. Dattilo-Rubbo is important to Australian art for encouraging a strong focus on colour and experimentation among his pupils, who included the author of this portrait and other subsequently important Australian artists such as Roy de Maistre, Roland Wakelin, Norah Simpson and Grace Cossington-Smith.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006

Bibliography (2)

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.

Sarah Engledow, Portrait (no.28), 'Lovers of light', pg. 16-21, Canberra, Winter 2008, 19, 20, 21 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 08 Mar 1995–04 Jun 1995