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Title

(Two life studies: head of man in hat & seated woman with hands clasped)

circa 1940


Artist

Mary Abbott

Australia

08 Nov 1916 - 02 Feb 1996


About

Mary Abbott was born in Quirindi, NSW in 1906 and studied at a number of art schools in Sydney and London, most significantly at the Julian Ashton School from 1938-43. Between 1954 and 1958 she had paintings hung in the Archibald Prize five times, all portraits of women, reflecting her work as a portraitist, with which, along with teaching, she supported herself for much of her career. Her work was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery in 1985.


Details


Date

circa 1940


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil on paper


Dimensions

36.7 x 45.0 cm sheet


Credit

Gift of Chris Roberts 2014


Location

Not on display


Accession number

52.2014


Artist information

Mary Abbott

Works in the collection

11