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

Australia 1892 – Australia 1984
UK, Europe 1912-14; UK, Italy 1949-51
Wildflowers 1940
oil on paperboard
62.5 (h) x 51.0 (w) cm
framed 73.2 (h) x 61.4 (w) x 3.8 (d) cm
Art Gallery of New South Wales Gift of twenty admirers of the artist's work 1940
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‘[The] Australian wildflowers are quite on their own, they are the most lovely things that we have and their colour … is soft, brilliant colour like our atmosphere, which is very wonderful. I’m particularly fond of the Australian bush with its marvellous soft colour and the colour of the gum trunks themselves, the pinks and the whites, the reds and greys and blacks.’ (Grace Cossington Smith, interview with Hazel de Berg, 1965)

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