Australian Native Flowers by Margaret Preston (1920 - 1999) - 1959 | Michael Reid Gallery

Margaret Preston (1920 - 1999)
Australian Native Flowers, 1959

charcoal and ink on paper
34 cm x 47.5 cm
signed, dated, and inscribed
framed
$18,000

Provenance
Dorothy & Douglas Dundas, Sydney
Private collection, Sydney
Savill Galleries, Sydney
Private collection, Sydney

One of Australia’s most significant artists, Margaret Preston was a key figure in the development of modern art in Sydney. Renowned for her paintings, drawings and woodcuts of local landscapes and native flora, she was an outspoken public voice on Australian culture and championed a distinctly Australian style. For Preston, the reason why there are so many tables of still life in modern paintings is because they are really laboratory tables on which aesthetic problems can be isolated.’1

1.  Aphorisms by Margaret Preston and others, in Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert

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