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Australian artist

Taylor, Grace (1897-1988)

Informal portrait of artist Grace Taylor, wearing a Land Army uniform, seated in a 'Jitterbug' motor car; taken in Brisbane, c 1944; donated by the artist's family to the collection of the Australian War Memorial, P04575.002

Taylor was born in England, emigrating to New Zealand with her family in 1902. In 1924 she enrolled in figure drawing at the Elam School of Art, Auckland. Working as a commercial artist, she moved to Sydney in 1926 and Brisbane in 1933. In 1942 she was accepted into the AWLA as a field officer, responsible for members' administration.

The artwork in this exhibition

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