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Title

Aboriginal art

1949


Artist

Margaret Preston

Australia, England, France

29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963


About

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.


Details


Date

1949


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour stencil on black card


Dimensions

23.0 x 30.7 cm sight


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

John Gillespie Bequest Fund 2016


Location

Not on display


Accession number

47.2016


Artist information

Margaret Preston

Artist profile

Works in the collection

121


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


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)