Margaret Preston Cork Coaster Set

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Margaret Preston Cork Coaster Set

35.00

Honouring the artist Margaret Preston’s gift of capturing Australian native flora, this is a spectacular way to bring art into the home. This 4 set of coasters features the artworks: West Australian BanksiaHibiscusWaratahs, and Native Hibiscus and Gum Flowers. Gorgeous hues of pink and artist signature make these a wonderful gift for those abroad to showcase Australian art history. 

Preston's desire to make uniquely Australian images meant many of her works feature flowers such as the Banksia, Waratah, and Gum Blossom all presented in radical, asymmetrical compositions.

About the Artist
Born in Adelaide as Margaret Rose McPherson in 1875, Margaret Preston had by the 1920s become one of Australia’s leading modernist artists. Attaching equal importance to craft and painting, she had, by the late 1920s, gained an exceptional place in the Sydney art establishment. In 1929 she became the first woman and modernist to be invited by the Art Gallery of NSW to contribute a self-portrait to the collection. In great efforts to develop Australian "national art", she was also one of the first non-Indigenous Australian artists to use Aboriginal motifs in her work.

Specifications
-Set of 4 cork-board coasters, individual designs 
-Wipe with damp cloth and dry thoroughly 
-Do not immerse in water 
-Heat resistant to 110C (225F)
-Coaster Size: 10cm (3.9”)

Artwork
Margaret Preston, West Australian Banksia, 1929.
Prints: woodcut, printed in black ink, from one block; hand-coloured in gouache. Printed image: 44.2cm x 38cm, National Gallery of Australia. Purchased from Gallery admission charges 1985. © Margaret Rose Preston Estate/Copyright Agency.  
Margaret Preston, Hibiscus, 1925. 
Prints: woodcut, printed in black ink, from one block; hand-coloured. 
Printed image: 24.6cm x 24.9cm. National Gallery of Australia. Purchased 1973. © Margaret Rose Preston Estate/Copyright Agency. 
Margaret Preston, Waratahs,1925. 
Prints: woodcut, printed in black ink, from one block; hand-coloured. 
Printed image: 42.6cm x 30cm. National Gallery of Australia. Purchased 1976 © Margaret Rose Preston Estate/Copyright Agency.
Margaret Preston, Native Hibiscus and Gum Flowers, 1936. 
Prints: woodcut, printed in black ink, from one block; hand-coloured in gouache.
Printed image: 24.8cm x 25cm. National Gallery of Australia. Purchased from Gallery admission charges 1984. © Margaret Rose Preston Estate/Copyright Agency.


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