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EVELINE W. SYME (1888 - 1961)

Eveline Syme was an iconic Australian artist associated with the Grosvenor School of Modern Art, and an advocate for women's post-secondary education. Syme studied art in Paris and Melbourne, often in the company of friend, Ethel Spowers.  She had her first solo show in Melbourne in 1925, and another in 1928, showing works in various media, many of them watercolor landscape studies, though she also painted in oils and drew in pencil. She and Spowers enrolled at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art in 1929, learning the linocut process. Along with Spowers she was associated with George Bell's "Contemporary Art Group." Late in life, she was on the executive committee of the National Gallery Society of Victoria. Her works are highly sought after on the secondary market, regularly selling at high end auctionhouses in both Australia and England. Her works are represented in all national galleries and important private collections.

"Ravine" (c.1920)

watercolour & gouache

25 x 30.5cm

signed lower right



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