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Title

Work for the new bridge

1937

Artist

Ailsa Lee Brown

Australia

1898 - 09 Feb 1943

  • Details

    Date
    1937
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    wood engraving, printed in black ink on cream mulberry paper
    Edition
    3/50
    Dimensions
    21.9 x 15.5 cm blockmark; 27.8 x 20.8 cm sheet (irreg.)
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Ailsa Allan '37".

    Credit
    Purchased 1976
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    136.1976
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Ailsa Lee Brown

    Works in the collection

    3

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  • About

    Ailsa Allen was born Ailsa Craig in Sydney. She studied under Thea Proctor and Adelaide Perry at Julian Ashton's Sydney Art School from 1927 to 1932, contributed to the student's magazine Undergrowth and exhibited with the Society of Artists in the late 1920s and 1930s. Some of her linocuts were reproduced in Art in Australia in 1927-28 while she was a student of design with Thea Proctor at Julian Ashton's Sydney Art School; she began making wood engravings around 1935. She married twice, changing her name on both occasions (first Ailsa Lee Brown, then Ailsa Allan), which she used to sign her work. She returned to Sydney in 1936 after living two years in Brisbane, where she began making wood engravings.

    Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'Australian prints in the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, 1998

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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