DETAIL: Grace COSSINGTON SMITH,  'Interior in yellow', 1964, oil on composition board, National Gallery of Australia
Grace COSSINGTON SMITH | Brother - from the Smithkin calendar

Australia 1892 – Australia 1984
UK, Europe 1912-14; UK, Italy 1949-51
Brother - from the Smithkin calendar 1911
watercolour, ink, pen and pencil on paper
on paper
sheet 35.2 (h) x 25.0 (w) cm
sight 31.6 (h) x 23.8 (w) cm
signed c.r., pencil 'GCS" dated c.r., pencil "1911"
NGA 1975.60
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Grace Cossington Smith was close to her immediate family and retained a deep attachment to her home environment throughout her life. This affection is reflected in her earliest known works including portraits of her mother and of other family members. The family had a penchant for nicknames and playfully referred to themselves as the Smithkins. Among these very early works on paper are images of her brother Gordon as a young boy, including those on a number of Smithkin calendars that she created.

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