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Title

Ice skater

1947

Artist

Margaret Cilento

Australia

23 Dec 1923 – 21 Nov 2006

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    New York United States of America
    Date
    1947
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    soft ground etching, aquatint, printed in black ink on white wove paper
    Edition
    6/6
    Dimensions
    27.2 x 15.2 cm platemark; 33.5 x 25.1 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil “Margaret Cilento/ 1947”.

    Credit
    Bequest of Margaret Olley 2012
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    200.2012
    Copyright
    © Estate of Margaret Cilento

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    Artist information
    Margaret Cilento

    Works in the collection

    2

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  • About

    Margaret Cilento was born in Sydney in 1923, but spent her early life in Brisbane where she met Margaret Olley – they were later to flat together in Sydney and remained life long friends. She studied at the East Sydney Technical College from 1943, and in 1947 travelled to the USA, where she studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and at William Hayter's Atelier 17, in New York. In 1949 she was awarded a French Government scholarship to study at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where she also continued her studies with Hayter, who by that time had relocated his atelier to Paris. After a brief return to Australia she lived and worked in Europe from 1954 to 1965. Most of her prints were made in the late 1940s and early 1950s. There is currently one etching by Cilento in the collection, 'Bathers' 1947.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    New York

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