Margaret Preston Collection

Margaret Preston (1875 - 1963) was one of the most significant exponents of Modernism in 20th century Australian painting and printmaking. Preston's emergence as an influential figure in the 1920s is inextricably linked to her extensive travels and studies in Europe between 1904 and 1907. These experiences and resulting artistic revelations would colour Preston's practice, her critical thinking and theorising for the remainder of her life.  In her journey to foster an Australian "national art", she was also one of the first non-Indigenous Australian artists to use Aboriginal motifs in her work. (Image: self portrait,  AGNSW)



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