Jessie Traill

A Biography

Jo Oliver

Jessie Traill, one of Australia's most outstanding etchers, worked in an uncommon field for women. This biography explores her remarkable life - as artist, humanitarian and independent spirit.
Publication date:
November 2020
Publisher :
Arden
Language:
English
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781925984101

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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£30.00

Overview
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• The story of a leading much-loved Australian woman artist

Jessie Traill was one of Australia's most outstanding etchers, working in a field uncommon for women of her time. This biography explores her remarkable life - as artist, traveller, humanitarian and independent spirit. From the ten-year-old who first met Tom Roberts painting on the shores of Port Phillip Bay, to a student of Frederick McCubbin and etchers John Mather and Frank Brangwyn, Jessie developed her professional skills. She interrupted her career to work as a voluntary nurse in France during World War I, later raising funds for and revisiting war-torn Europe. Through diary extracts, descriptions of her world travels and personal letters we hear her voice and see through her eyes, beauty, humour and the joys of simple living.