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. Henry Gibbons (1884-1972) taught at the Julian Ashton School for forty years from 1923, becoming Head of the School in 1942 on the death of Ashton.

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