Frances Ellis, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in circa 1941-1949.
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About the Work
An example of Ellis' comfort with bold use of colour and intuitive modernist style she developed under the tutelage of Antonio Dattilo Rubbo . This work was made around the time Ellis was accepted into the Royal Art Society,where it was exhibited. Ellis exhibited with this group from 1942 - 1951. By this stage in her career she had become n well known and established artist and was also teaching at Rubbo's school which had been moved to 70 Pitt Street in central Sydney.
Image 455 x 380mm
Frame 570 x 500mm
oil on cardboard
Portrait of a woman with dark hair wearing a red robe with white undergarment. Background is yellow.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Ida Carey, Hamilton, 1980.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
25 Jul 1980



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