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There’s no snubbin’ a good oil paintin’ by Frederick McCubbin

Above: The Wallaby Track (1897) oil on canvas Art Gallery of New South Wales Frederick McCubbin  was born in West Melbourne, the third of eight children on 25 February 1855. He was a prominent artist from the Heidelberg School, one … Continue reading

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Grace’s Home Through the Looking Glass

Grace Cossington Smith Door Into the Garden, 1959. Oil on composition board. – Bendigo Art Gallery. Australian artist and pioneer of modernist painting in Australia, Grace Cossington Smith was born Grace Smith, on 20 April 1892 in Neutral Bay, Sydney. … Continue reading

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How Rachel’s Goodsir became My Fair Lady

In only 90 years, we have come full circle where we can once again be shocked by seeing a “Girl With Cigarette”.  Captured as a nouvelle societal attitude receptor of its day, Australian born artist Agnes Goodsir (ca. 1925) painted … Continue reading

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