Mary McQueen

Mary McQueen

Last updated September 18, 2012


b.1912 d.1994
Painter, printmaker and teacher. Born in Carlton in 1912. In 1939 she began painting in watercolours, studied drawing under George Bell 1946-47 and printmaking at RMIT 1956-58, where she later taught drawing and printmaking.

In 1945 she held the first of many solo exhibitions. She was essentially a graphic artist, mainly producing works on paper, with a strong foundation in drawing but exploiting the decorative possibilities of colour.

Her favoured print medium was lithography and her preferred subjects animals, birds and landscape.
From 1943-57 she exhibited with the Victorian Artists' Society and from 1960-64 with the Contemporary Art Society; she was included in their 'First Australia-wide graphic art exhibition' in 1960.

She won numerous prizes for drawings, prints and watercolours and is represented in the National Gallery of Australia , most state and regional galleries

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Acquired by the Director in 1996 from the estate of Mary McQueen.
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