DETAIL: Grace COSSINGTON SMITH,  'Interior in yellow', 1964, oil on composition board, National Gallery of Australia
Grace COSSINGTON SMITH | Landscape at Pentecost (road and trees)

Australia 1892 – Australia 1984
UK, Europe 1912-14; UK, Italy 1949-51
Landscape at Pentecost (road and trees) c.1932
oil on paperboard
50.0 (h) x 56.1 (w) cm
Art Gallery of New South Wales Purchased 1964
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By 1932 the Sydney moderns were in full swing with the opening of Dorrit Black’s Modern Art Centre. Encouraged by the mood and pace set by Black and other artists returning from Europe, Cossington Smith showed adventurous works at the Centre inspired by Paul Gauguin and Franz Marc.  Her mentor at the time, Ethel Anderson, had long been an admirer of Gauguin’s work. Following the death of her mother, Cossington Smith’s visits to Anderson increased and she began to paint works informed by Gauguin, such as Landscape at Pentecost (road and trees) and Horses.

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