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Australian, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born in Tasmania.

Sculptor.

Dorothy Willis Barclay exhibited at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1910.

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 1923, in Murrumbeena; died 26 April 1988, in Sandringham.

Sculptor (bronze). Figures, mythological figures, scenes with figures. Groups, statuettes, low reliefs.

Guy Martin à Beckett Boyd was the son of the potter William Merric Boyd and the brother of painters Arthur Merric Boyd and David Boyd. During World War II, he taught pottery to repatriated soldiers in New South Wales. After the war, he worked as a commercial potter before becoming an established sculptor. He created bronze castings of figures, often in attitudes of movement. Boyd was also an active environmentalist....

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A. K. C. Petersen

(b Bromley, Kent, March 3, 1899; d Auckland, Feb 18, 1987).

English painter, sculptor, potter and teacher, active in New Zealand. He studied from 1919 to 1924 at the Royal College of Art in London, where he first became interested in the modern movement in painting and experimented with direct carving. In 1925 he emigrated to New Zealand to take up a position at the King Edward Technical College, Dunedin. There he proved an influential teacher. He established the Six and Four Art Club, partly in response to the English 7 & 5 Society, and inspired several students who were to become leading New Zealand painters, notably Colin McCahon and M. T. Woollaston.

Mostly small-scale, Field’s work was experimental and helped to free art in New Zealand from representational values. Paintings such as Christ at the Well of Samaria (1929; Wellington, Mus. NZ, Te Papa Tongarewa) were striking for their pure colour and pointillist brushwork. Carvings such as Wahine (...

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Australian, 20th century, female.

Born 1945, in Melbourne.

Sculptor, potter.

Lorraine Jenyns creates ceramic vases in violent colours, decorated with figures and animals depicted with populist humour. These bear a certain similarity with Egyptian urns used to store the mummified internal organs of the dead....

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Australian, 20th century, female.

Painter, sculptor, potter.

Helen Marshall studied painting in Melbourne in the studio of George Bell, from 1947 to 1950. She has exhibited in Italy, France, Belgium and Australia since 1951. In 1966, a retrospective of her work was held at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels....

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Australian, 20th century, female.

Born 1912.

Sculptor, potter.

Melbourne (Nat. Gal. of Victoria): Bottle-brush Vase (c. 1938)

Creating Australia: 200 Years of Art 1788-1988, exhibition catalogue, Art Gall. Board of South Australia, Adelaide, 1988.