Australia, England, France
29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963
Margaret Preston is one of the most significant modernist Australian artists of the early 20th century. Her interest in Aboriginal art as a fundamental element of a national Australian art, and her appropriation of Indigenous motifs and palette within her own practice, are of particular relevance in relation to this colour stencil.
colour stencil on black card
23.0 x 30.7 cm sight
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
John Gillespie Bequest Fund 2016
Not on display
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate. Licenced by Copyright Agency
Shown in 1 exhibition
Referenced in 4 publications
Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 2005, 67, (colour illus.), 301 (colour illus.). cat. no. 358 (NGA impression)
Deutscher and Hackett, Melbourne, Deutscher and Hackett important fine art, Aboriginal art: Sydney 2 December 2015, Melbourne, 2015, 18-19 (colour illus.). Lot 3
Deborah Edwards, Margaret Preston, Sydney, 2005, 249 (colour illus.).
Ian North, The art of Margaret Preston, South Australia, 1980, 57 (illus.). P37 (NGA impression)