Sunday, 22 April 2012

Grace Cossington-Smith's 120th Birthday - Google Doodle April 22, 2012

Google Doodle April 22, 2012
Theme : Grace Cossington-Smith's 120th Birthday
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Grace Cossington Smith AO OBE (22 April 1892 – 10 December 1984) was an Australian artist and pioneer of modernist painting in Australia and was instrumental in introducing Post-Impressionism to her home country. Examples of her work are held by every major gallery in Australia.

She grew up in her family's first house, "Cossington" in Neutral Bay. In 1920 they moved to what was previously a Quaker meeting-house, which they also called "Cossington", in Ku-Ring-Gai Avenue, Turramurra where she was to live most of her life. Both were named for her mother's original home, Cossington Hall in Leicestershire, England.

Cossington in Turramurra, Sydney

Biography of  Grace Cossington Smith 

Born                22 April 1892(1892-04-22)
                        Neutral Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Died                10 December 1984(1984-12-10) (aged 92)
                        Roseville, New South Wales
Nationality       Australian
Field                Painting
Awards           Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) (1973)
                       Officer of the Order of Australia (OA) (1983)

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