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

Australia 1892 – Australia 1984
UK, Europe 1912-14; UK, Italy 1949-51
Church interior c.1941-42
oil and pencil on pulpboard
55.2 (h) x 42.2 (w) cm
Queensland Art Gallery Purchased 2001 with funds raised through The Grace Cossington Smith Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Appeal
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Cossington Smith painted church interiors related to theme of the Second World War. They depict St James’ Anglican Church in Turramurra, a place of great significance for Cossington Smith and her family as their regular place of worship since their arrival in the area in 1913. In the painting Church interior there are women, children and older men. Missing are the men who had gone to war, giving an added poignancy to the image.

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