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Title

Old houses, Siena

(1929)

Artist

Gladys Owen

Australia

01 Jul 1889 – 18 Jul 1960

  • Details

    Date
    (1929)
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    wood engraving, printed in black ink on cream tissue
    Edition
    3/50
    Dimensions
    16 x 11.3 cm blockmark; 21.5 x 11.2 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., pencil "Gladys Owen". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Josef Lebovic 1988
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    348.1988
    Copyright
    © Estate of Gladys Owen

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    Gladys Owen

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  • About

    Gladys Owen studied relief printing with Thea Proctor in Sydney, and later, wood and copper engraving in London with Iain
    MacNab at the Grosvenor School between 1926–30. Many of her prints date from that period, and on her return to Sydney in
    1931, Owen joined the Australian Painter-Etchers’ Society, exhibiting prints of Italian and Australian subjects.

    Owen described Renaissance Italy as her ‘spiritual home’ and she made a number of images, mostly architectural studies, of her
    travels in Europe and Australia. While she was unsympathetic to modernism and mostly chose subjects that were romantically
    nostalgic, her prints show a simplification of form that was modern in spirit.

    from Anne Ryan, 'Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, Sydney 2007

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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