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

Australia 1892 – Australia 1984
UK, Europe 1912-14; UK, Italy 1949-51
Black Mountain c.1931
watercolour with gouache over pencil
sight 35.6 (h) x 42.3 (w) cm
Private collection
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The subjects of Grace Cossington Smith’s vibrant modernist paintings of the early 1930s had some unexpected sources such as those resulting from a stay in Canberra when the artist was invited to give lessons to the Governor General’s wife, Lady Isaacs. Cossington Smith’s drawings and paintings of Black Mountain, The Cotter Dam and Yarralumla are striking modernist images.

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