(Australia, England, France 29 Apr 1875 – 28 May 1963)
I lived at Berowra
- Other titles:
- 20th & 21st c Australian art
- Further information
In 1936, Margaret Preston moved with her husband to a new home at Berowra to live in a house surrounded by bushland a couple of kilometres from the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney. 'I lived at Berowra' is among a number of works, including 'The brown pot' and 'Grey day in the ranges' that were painted within a three year period. They are characterized by a simplification of form, flattened perspectives and a reduced palette of earth-toned colours reminiscent of natural ochres found in the landscape, a visual expression of Preston's increasing interest in Aboriginal art.
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2000
- Place of origin
New South Wales,
- oil on canvas
- 46.4 x 39.7 cm stretcher; 56.5 x 56.4 x 8.0 cm frame
- Signature & date
- Signed l.l., pencil "M". Signed and dated bot.c., pencil "M. Preston 1941".
- Purchased 1941
- Accession number
- © Margaret Rose Preston Estate