Mary Macqueen was born in Melbourne and studied drawing under George Bell 1946-47 and printmaking at RMIT 1956-58. She began making prints on a press converted from an old mangle. From 1943-57 she exhibited with the Victorian Artists' Society and from 1960-64 with the Contemporary Art Society; she was included in their 'First Australia-wide graphic art exhibition' in 1960. Macqueen is best known for her drawings and lithographs, especially of animals.
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'Australian prints from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, 1998
etching, aquatint, drypoint, printed in black ink on ivory wove paper
15.2 x 19.9 cm platemark; 19.0 x 24.9 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Mary Macqueen". Not dated.
Not on display
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1960, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Mar 1961–23 Apr 1961
Australian prints from the Gallery's collection (1998-1999), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Nov 1998–07 Feb 1999
Referenced in 1 publication
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 85 (illus.). cat.no. 71