Ethleen Palmer

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Farrell's Shed Newport.Ethleen Palmer.Day Gallery

Farrell's Shed. Newport

1935

19 x 29.3 cm

Linocut


A colour linocut printed on Japanese tissue.

numbered, dated, titled and signed below image

Edition 20 of 20

The old house of John Farrell, one of the earliest European farmers in the Newport area, where he settled by 1823.

 

 


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Ethleen Palmer Born: 1906- Died: 1958

Ethleen Palmer major contributor to the female print movement of the 1920s and 30s. Her contemporaries were Preston, Proctor, Spowers, Blackburn etc. Rather than imitating the style adopted by these iconic artists she created prints with a distinctly Japanese feel. Her ability to capture movement and nature in the Japanese style gave her the name “The Australian Hokusai”.
The Sydney Morning Herald in 1938 were so confident in her ability and talent that they called her “Australia’s leading Linocut artist” a big statement considering the other fantastic printmakers of the period.
Never the less her prints are now both aesthetically appealing and rare.

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A fantastic article about Ethleen Palmer from Art in Australia, 1939.

An Australian Hokusai- Art in Australia 1939, Ethleen Palmer