An image of Girl from Miller's Point

Mary Abbott

(Australia 08 Nov 1916 – 02 Feb 1996)

Girl from Miller's Point

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. The subject of this drawing is a model who frequently sat for students at the Julian Ashton School.

Year
1943
Media
Drawing
Medium
pencil on paper
Dimensions
41.9 x 28.5 cm
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "M.M. Abbott/ 1943".

Credit
Gift of Chris Roberts 2014
Accession number
56.2014
Copyright
© Estate of Mary Abbott