Peggie Crombie was born in Melbourne and studied art at school under Norah Gurdon; she later studied at Stott's Commercial Art Training Institute 1921, the National Gallery School, Melbourne 1922-28 under Bernard Hall and William McInnes and took classes with George Bell in the 1940s. She exhibited with the Victorian Artists' Society from 1927-59. In 1930 she exhibited with a group called 'The Embryos'; it included Constance Stokes, Herbert McClintock, William Constable and Eric Thake. She exhibited with Anne Montgomery, Sybil Craig and Jessie Mackintosh at the New Melbourne Art Club in the 1930s and held a joint exhibition of paintings and linocuts with Helen Ogilvie and Helen Boyd at Collins House, Melbourne in October 1932. Her linocuts were produced mainly in the early 1930s. She exhibited with the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors 1948-76 and was a member until 1983.
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'Australian prints from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, 1998
Washing St James roof
colour linocut on ivory wove paper
23.1 x 14.5 cm blockmark; 24.7 x 16.3 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date
Signed l.l., pencil "P CROMBIE". Not dated.
Not on display
Estate of Peggy Crombie
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Australian prints from the Gallery's collection (1998-1999), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Nov 1998–07 Feb 1999
Modern impressions; Australian prints from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Sep 2016–Jan 2017
Referenced in 3 publications
Maria (Connie) Tornatore-Loong, Japan in Sydney: Professor Sadler & modernism, 1920-30s, 'The remarkable Professor Sadler: Japan, Sydney and Australian modernism', pg.7-49, Sydney, 2011, 32, 39 (colour illus.), 136. cat.no. 21; Collection National Gallery of Australia; titled 'Washing St James roof'
Roger Arthur Butler, Printed images by Australian artists 1885-1955, Canberra, 2007, 192 (colour illus.). dated 1925; Collection of National Gallery of Australia
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 66 (colour illus.). cat.no. 66