Mary Abbott

(Australia 1906 – 1996)

Head study (man in hat)

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
1940
Media
Drawing
Medium
pencil on paper
Dimensions
21.8 x 25.5 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., pencil "MMA 40".
Credit
Gift of Chris Roberts 2014
Accession number
57.2014
Copyright
© Estate of Mary Abbott