An image of I lived at Berowra

Margaret Preston

(Australia, England, France 29 Apr 1875 – 28 May 1963)

I lived at Berowra

Other titles:
Berowra
Location
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
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Year
1941
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
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".
Credit
Purchased 1941
Accession number
7177
Copyright
© Margaret Rose Preston Estate