An image of Aline

Edith Cusack

(New Zealand, Australia 1865? – 1941)


Not on display
Further information

Edith Cusack was born in New Zealand but moved with her family to NSW, aged three. In Sydney she was taught by Joseph Arthur Bennett (1853-1929) and was his assistant. In Paris in the early 1890s she studied under William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) and attended the Académie Julian. She returned to Sydney in 1894 and shared studios with her sister Aline (c1867-1949), the subject of this pastel, taught art and exhibited regularly with the Royal Art Society of New South Wales.

The Gallery also has an oil by Edith Cusack of her sister, painted in 1896.

excerpt from Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, '19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels in the Gallery's collection', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005

pastel on linen
48.2 x 37.8 cm stretcher
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., "E.E. Cusack/ [1894?]".
Purchased 1894
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