An image of Wet afternoon

Ethel Spowers

(Australia 1890 – 1947)

Wet afternoon

Not on display
Further information

After briefly attending art school in Paris, Ethel Spowers undertook the full course in drawing and painting at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School from 1911 to 1917. In 1921 she returned to Europe, and studied at the Regent Street
Polytechnic, London and the Académie Ranson, Paris. Her work changed considerably from 1929, when she briefly studied linocut printmaking with Claude Flight at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art, London. The linocuts she made under Flight’s tutelage show a modernist movement and rhythm.

This print was exhibited in London in 1930, when impressions were acquired by the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

linocut, printed from four blocks on thin ivory laid tissue
23.9 x 20.2 cm image (irreg.); 31.1 x 23.1 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "E.L. Spowers. 1930.".
Purchased 1968
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