Australian potter, cartoonist and printmaker, art historian and lecturer.
Returning to woodblock prints after Gwen John's cats paintings in before posting made me remember a print I found some time ago by this unrightfully more or less forgotten Australian artist. And had it filed in the Department of "cats on prints" of my pictures archive. Some internet research produced even a few more nice prints begging to show and share.
As one one of the few professional Australian female artists she'd studied drawing under Frederick McCubbin at the National Gallery School and worked as a painter before turning to ceramics. Her first solo exhibitions were held in the 1930s in Melbourne and at the David Jones Gallery in Sydeny. Later she worked as a cartoonist and art historian and lecturer after gaining a PhD in 1970. As you can see she knew her way in woodblock printing too.
Her work is collected in the National Gallery of Australia and throughout the 1930s and 1940s she held succesful solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Sydney. Finding the apes print, titled "the treasure", I only wish more prints by this artist will show up over time.
All pictures and text borrowed freely from the internet for friendly, educational and non commercial use.