‘Rose’ Preston

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I found a woman artist named ‘Rose’.


Margaret Preston (1875 – 1963) was a well-known Australian artist. She was highly influential during the 1920s to 1940s for her modernist works as a painter and printmaker and for introducing Aboriginal motifs into contemporary art.

Contents [hide]
1 Early life
2 Modernism
3 Later years
4 Margaret Preston in Mosman
5 See also
6 References
7 External links

[edit] Early lifeMargaret Rose Preston was born on the 29th April, 1875 in Port Adelaide to David McPherson, a Scottish marine engineer, and Prudence McPherson. She was the elder of two daughters; her sister Ethelwynne was born in 1877. The family referred to Margaret by her middle name, ‘Rose’, and Preston went by this name until her mid 30s when she began to use her given name Margaret.

Preston was educated at Fort Street Girls’ High School for two years following the family’s…

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