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Biography – Ethel Spowers [1890-1947]
Ethel Spowers was born in Melbourne 1890. Her affluent family were in business in newspapers. During World War I she studied at the National Gallery Art School in Melbourne. Her early work at the start of the 1920’s, mainly black and white were inspired from fairytales.
The Melbourne magazine ‘Woman’s World’ displayed her work on its covers.
Ethel Spowers traveled to London in 1921 and went on to study in Paris. On returning to Australia she had a one man show at the New Gallery in Melbourne in 1925. Further exhibitions showed paintings and Japanese inspired linocuts.
In 1928 Spowers retured to London to attend Claude Flight’s Grosvenor School on several occasions. On returning to Melbourne she became a founder member of the Contemporary Art Group in 1932 with her friend Eveline Winifred Syme. She exhibited her paintings and prints up to the end of the 1930’s when her health failed. She died in 1947 aged 56.
What did Ethel Spowers paint?
Mainly children, figures and buildings.
How did she sign her works?
Edith Spowers signature is sometimes a monogram ‘ELS’ in the plate and she also signs below the print ‘E.L.Spowers’.
Did Ethel Spowers work in other media?
She painted in watercolour and oil and was a print maker.
What type of prints did she produce?
She produced around 35-40 colour linocuts.
Where did Ethel Spowers sell?
She sold direct, at art dealers and exhibitions. We have seen gallery labels and provenance from The Redfern Gallery and from auction houses including Bonhams auctions , Sothebys auctions and Christies auctions.
She exhibited at the Redfern Gallery in London, New Gallery Melbourne, Grosvenor Sydney, National Gallery of Canada Ottawa, and The Artist’s Society Canberra.