Posted: March 18, 2013 Filed under: artists, Trove Australia | Tags: Australian art, Australian artists, Margaret Preston, Orcades, self-portrait, wild flowers
The Sydney Morning Herald – 9 April 1930 announced Margaret Preston as the first Australian women to be commissioned to paint her self-portrait for what became the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Preston’s work and subjects changed over her long life. In 1930, she was reported as sending off some panels to London to be hung on the Orient liner Orcades. Sydney Morning Herald – 21 December 1936
A collection of images (gleaned via a Google images search) demonstrates the prolific and varied nature of her work.