Item #1709 Eirene Mort's Australian Alphabet. Eirene Mort.

Eirene Mort's Australian Alphabet

Canberra: Australian National Gallery, 1986.

With an introduction by John McPhee.

Working at a time when printmaking in Australia was in its infancy, Eirene Mort (1879-1977) established a reputation as an illustrator and designer in Sydney. She founded the Australian Guild of Handicraft and participated in the First Australian Women's Work Exhibition in Melbourne in 1907. In 1914, Mort was instrumental in teaching Sydney Ure Smith how to etch, the reverberations of which for art in Australia were profound. AS can be seen in her 'Australian Alphabet', Mort was committed to developing a uniquely Australian visual language.

Item #1709

Square octavo, bound in illustrated paper wrappers, 27 pages, black & white illustrations throughout, a near fine copy.

Price (AUD): $30.00  other currencies

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