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An image of Rushing by Grace Cossington Smith

Grace Cossington Smith

(Australia 1892 – 20 Dec 1984)

(circa 1922)
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas on paperboard

65.6 x 91.3 cm board; 82.3 x 106.9 x 4.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.l. corner, black oil "G.COSSINGTON.SMITH". Not dated.
Purchased 1967
Accession number
© Estate of Grace Cossington Smith
Not on display
Bibliography (21)

Robin Bruckner, Art and Design Book 1, Sydney, 1995, 129 (illus.).

Louise Chamberlin, Art In Sight, Sydney, 1996, 141, 144, 145, 149, 151, 155, 171.

Deborah Edwards., Australian Collection Focus: Grace Cossington Smith The Lacquer Room 1935-36, 'Secular light and the curve of the chairs', Sydney, 1999.

Graham Ferres and Susan Ferres, Mouse Art: Creating Art On The Computer, Sydney, 1998, (colour illus.). plate no. 12; NOTE: image located between pages 56-57

Deborah Hart, Grace Cossington Smith, 'A room of her own', pg. 11-25, Canberra, 2005, 21 (colour illus.), 22, 113, 114 (colour illus.), 127-128, 175.

Bruce James, Australian painters of the twentieth century, 'Grace Cossington Smith', pg. 40-51, Roseville, 2000, 43.

Bruce James, Grace Cossington Smith, 'Centre of a city', pg. 53-61, Sydney, 1990, 54, 55 (colour illus.), 161. plate no. 18

Craig Judd, Viewpoints: visual arts case studies, 'Aspects of figuration in Australian art 1788-1996', pg. 61-77, Port Melbourne, 1998, 71 (colour illus.). 7.10

Brian Ladd and Alan Krell, The Artist & the City, Sydney, 1983, 6, 7 (illus.). 4

D.H. Lawrence, Kangaroo, London, 1997, front cover (illus.).

Tony Lenten, City art, Victoria, 1978, 29 (illus.).

Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'Grace Cossington Smith', Sydney, 1976, (illus.). 31; not paginated

Denise Mimmocchi, Sydney moderns: art for a new world, 'Making Sydney modern: the artistic shaping of the postwar city', pg. 66-85, Sydney, 2013, 83 (colour illus.), 316.

Drusilla Modjeska, Stravinsky's lunch, 'To Paint What She Saw: Grace Cossington Smith', pg. 203-334, Sydney, 1999, (colour illus.). plate no. 23

John Slater, Through artists' eyes: Australian suburbs and their cities 1919-1945, 'Continuity and change', pg. 35-70, Melbourne, 2004, 69, 70, 98, 99 (colour illus.), 100. 81

Ann Stephen, Modern times: the untold story of modernism in Australia, '6 The body at the scene of Modernism', pg. 44-55, Sydney, 2008, 45 (colour illus., detail), 46 (colour illus.).

Daniel Thomas, Art and Australia, 'Grace Cossington Smith', pg. 300-312, Sydney, Mar 1967, (illus.).

Daniel Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Grace Cossington Smith', pg. 510-521, Sydney, Jan 1970, 516 (illus.), 517.

Donald Williams, In our own image: the story of Australian art, Sydney, 1995, 103 (colour illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), 1967 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1967, 21. 25

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Australasian, Melbourne, 18 Aug 1923, page unknown. Review of the 'Royal Art Society of New South Wales 44th Annual Exhibition' held at the Department of Public Instruction, 11 August 1923, 90 'Rushing' 15 guineas.

Exhibition history (10)

Forty-fourth Annual Exhibition of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales (1923), Exhibition Gallery Department of Public Instruction, Sydney, Aug 1923 -

Acquisitions 1967, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Mar 1968–01 Apr 1968

Grace Cossington Smith (1973-74):

Aspects of Australian art: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1976, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1976–1977

The Artist and the City:

Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000

Grace Cossington Smith: a retrospective exhibition (2005):

Modern Times:

Australian modern masterpieces from the Art Gallery of New South Wales:

Sydney Moderns, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Jul 2013–07 Oct 2013