Item #CL198-130 [European Street Scene]. Edith Wall, 1904–2012 NZ/Aust.
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[European Street Scene]

c1950s. Watercolour with ink, signed lower right, 40.6 x 35cm. Repaired tears to edges, minor cockling, old mount burn.

Edith Wall, also known by her married name Edith Bayne, was a painter, printmaker, cartoonist and art teacher. She studied art in Rome, London, and at the Sorbonne in Paris, where she also worked as an occasional model. Between 1940 and 1950 she worked “primarily as a cartoonist, producing trenchant, witty and occasionally bleak cartoons for the Ure Smith publications Australia National Journal and its companion annual Australia Weekend Book.” Many of her cartoons were comments on wartime society, women, and businessmen, “but it was her military cartoons in particular that encouraged the belief that Wall was a man…The artist’s gender was revealed in June 1945 with the publication of a photograph of her by Olive Cotton.” Ref: DAAO; SMH, 26.5.2012.

Item #CL198-130

Price (AUD): $990.00  other currencies

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