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PRESTON, Margaret Rose (1875 - 1963), Painter (including gouache)

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
PRESTON, Margaret Rose (1875 - 1963), Painter (including gouache)

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Australian, 20th century, female.

Born 29 April 1875, in Adelaide, in 1883 according to some sources; died 1963.

Painter (including gouache). Landscapes, seascapes, still-lifes (flowers/fruit).

[not available online]Margaret Rose Preston was inspired by Aboriginal art and she drew on its symbolic aspect. She thought that the best way to create a national Australian art was to reflect Aboriginal art rather than to reproduce the native vegetation or

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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