Mary Abbott

(Australia 1906 – 1996)

Portrait study (Henry Gibbons)

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
1949
Media
Drawing
Medium
pencil on paper
Dimensions
32.8 x 28.7 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated lower c., pencil "Mary M. Abbott/ 1949?".
Credit
Gift of Chris Roberts 2014
Accession number
58.2014
Copyright
© Estate of Mary Abbott