[Still Life With Apple Blossoms]. active Australian, s.
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[Still Life With Apple Blossoms]

c1930s. Watercolour with pencil, 33.8 x 29.8cm. Pinholes, minor scuffing to image lower left, slight foxing and crinkles overall.

Provenance: artist’s estate. Information about Betty Solomons seems to be scarce. She appears to have studied pottery at the Technical Education Department in Sydney, with her name listed in the Department’s published examination results in 1923. From 1925 she was known to have exhibited her work in South Australia. Ten years later she is mentioned in an article, working alongside Adelaide artist Gwen Barringer at the Sydney Harbour Bridge; both painting for seven mornings, using the pylons of the bridge as their subject. In 1936 an art critic found her work to be noteworthy along with other watercolourists Lionel Lindsay and B.E. Minns at the annual exhibition of the Society of Artists. In 1938 Solomons’ work was included with notable artists like Margaret Preston, Thea Proctor, Grace Cossington Smith and Roy de Maistre in an exhibition on flower paintings at the Art Gallery of NSW. Ref: SMH, 8.2.1923, p12; The Mail (Adelaide), 6.8.1932, p3; SMH, 4.9.1936, p10; SMH, 2.4.1938, p7; and Campbell, Australian Watercolour Painters 1780 to the Present Day, 1989.

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Item #CL192-158

Price (AUD): $1,250.00  other currencies

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