ISABEL McWHANNELL (1885 - 1918)
Isabel McWhannell was an important Australian painter. She studied at the Sydney Art School under Julian Ashton and Sydney Long. Her style was greatly influenced by Ashton and Long's romanticised, Art Nouveau infused depictions of the Australian landscape. She began to exhibit works in 1902 amongst contemporary women artists Ethel Stephens, Maud Russell, Amy Vale, Florence Rodway, Gladys Owen and Thea Proctor. She exhibited at the Artists Society Of NSW, Society Of Artists, Society Of Women Painters, & the Royal Arts Society Galleries, among others.Isabel’s works are represented in the Australian National Gallery, Geelong Art Gallery, Cruther’s Collection, University of Western Australia and Howard Hinton Art Collection, Armidale. She tragically died at 36 in 1919.
"Cattle Grazing" (1907)
36 x 23cm
signed & dated '07 lower left
"Bridge Over The Darebin Creek, Heidelberg" (c.1910)
38 x 28cm