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  • Nornie Gude, watercolour, bodycolour and pencil, Australian Street Scene, 48.5 x 59 cm. Signed. 


    At the age of 15 years Eleanor (Nornie) Gude was so advanced in painting she was accepted into the Ballarat Technical Art School. In 1937 she won its prestigious MacRobertson Scholarship in art, valued at £100 per annum. By that time she had progressed to the National Gallery of Victoria School (NGV), Melbourne (1936-1939) where her fellow students included Sidney Nolan, Charles Bush and Laurence Pendlebury (the latter whom she married).


    Throughout the 1940s and 50s Nornie won numerous prizes for her watercolours. She was especially fond of painting children. In 1958, Nornie won the Voss Smith Prize and undertook an extensive study tour through England and Europe. She won the Robin Hood and the E.T. Cato prizes in 1959. Later awards included the Pring Prize (1970), Doug Moran Naval Prize (1988) and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (1990).

    Condition : Very Good
    Materials : Watercolour
    Origin : Australian
    Manufacture Date : c.1955

    Nornie Gude, Australian Town Scene

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