Grace Cossington Smith1892 - 1985 Interior with portrait 1955
- oil on canvas on board
One of Australia’s most celebrated 20th-century painters, Grace Cossington Smith was an important early exponent of modernism in Australia. Her work formed part of the first significant wave of Australian responses to European post-impressionism. A brilliant colourist, she drew her subject matter from the familiar surroundings of her home and her experience of Sydney city life, which she transformed into vibrant images of light-infused colour.
Source: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Biography of Grace Cossington Smith