DETAIL: Grace COSSINGTON SMITH,  'Interior in yellow', 1964, oil on composition board, National Gallery of Australia
Grace COSSINGTON SMITH | Still life with vegetables

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Australia 1892 – Australia 1984
UK, Europe 1912-14; UK, Italy 1949-51
Still life with vegetables 1926
oil on canvas on hardboard
37.5 (h) x 48.0 (w) cm
Private collection
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Still life with vegetables wasone of Cossington Smith’s last paintings undertaken while she was still attending art classes with Dattilo Rubbo. It was taken into her art teacher’s atelier to be judged with other works by the senior artist George Lambert. Although Lambert was supportive of young artists, including Cossington Smith, he decided against awarding this work the prize because of what he described as the ‘Bolshevik diagonals’ in the composition.

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