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Title

I lived at Berowra

1941


Artist

Margaret Preston

Australia, England, France

29 Apr 1875 - 28 May 1963


About

In 1936, Margaret Preston moved with her husband to a new home at Berowra to live in a house surrounded by bushland a couple of kilometres from the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney. 'I lived at Berowra' is among a number of works, including 'The brown pot' and 'Grey day in the ranges' that were painted within a three year period. They are characterized by a simplification of form, flattened perspectives and a reduced palette of earth-toned colours reminiscent of natural ochres found in the landscape, a visual expression of Preston's increasing interest in Aboriginal art.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2000


Details


Other Title

Berowra


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

1941


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

46.4 x 39.7 cm stretcher; 56.5 x 56.4 x 8.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.l., pencil "M".
Signed and dated bot.c., pencil "M. Preston 1941".


Credit

Purchased 1941


Accession number

7177


Artist information

Margaret Preston

Artist profile

Works in the collection

117


Place

Where the work was made
Sydney

Shown in 15 exhibitions

Exhibition history