Basement Gallery

Mary Macqueen

Mary Macqueen

1912-1994 - Painter, printmaker and teacher.

“Macqueen’s art, I’m tempted to say, is basically an art of sympathy, for what it most vividly demonstrates is how enchanting the world may be when it is looked at with amusement and affection.”  The Age, Gary Catalano, 27th August 1986. Review of Mary Macqueen exhibition and book launch at Charles Nodrum Gallery, Richmond, 1986

Born in Carlton in 1912. In 1939 she began painting in watercolours, studied drawing under George Bell 1946-47 and printmaking at RMIT 1956-58, where she later taught drawing and printmaking. In 1945 she held the first of many solo exhibitions.

She was essentially a graphic artist, mainly producing works on paper, with a strong foundation in drawing but exploiting the decorative possibilities of colour. Her favoured print medium was lithography and her preferred subjects animals, birds and landscape.

Mary Macqueen won numerous prizes for drawings, prints and watercolours.  She is represented in most State and Regional galleries including 280 works represented in the National Gallery of Australia.   Refer: Concise Dictionary of Australian Artists edited by Robert Smith, Melbourne University Press, 1993, page 169

 


Landscape with Boats and Jetties

Mary Macqueen
Landscape with Boats and Jetties

Watercolour, gouache and pencil

30.6 x 45 cm

$2,200 framed


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Mount Noorat  c1960

Mary Macqueen
Mount Noorat c1960

Watercolour and pastel

28 x 38.4 cm

$1,450 

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Sheep Grazing, Pirron Yallock  1966

Mary Macqueen
Sheep Grazing, Pirron Yallock 1966

Watercolour and pastel   
27 x 26.8 cm

$1,450

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San Francisco Bay  1977

Mary Macqueen
San Francisco Bay 1977

Watercolour and pencil

29.3 x 23 cm

$1,400 


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From Walls of China, Outback  NSW  1980

Mary Macqueen
From Walls of China, Outback NSW 1980

Pastel and watercolour 

38.3 x 33 cm

$2,000 


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Walls of China, NSW  1979

Mary Macqueen
Walls of China, NSW 1979

Watercolour and pencil

30.3 x 52.5 cm

$2,200 


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Kangaroos in Outback Landscape  c1980

Mary Macqueen
Kangaroos in Outback Landscape c1980

Pencil and gouache

41.9 x 33.2 cm

$1,850 


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Outback Landscape  c1970

Mary Macqueen
Outback Landscape c1970

Watercolour, gouache and pencil

24 x 31 cm

 

 


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Cows Grazing, Hume Weir  c1970

Mary Macqueen
Cows Grazing, Hume Weir c1970

Coloured crayons
29.3 x 41.6 cm    

$1,650

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Stoney Rises

Mary Macqueen
Stoney Rises

Pastel

26.6 x 37.5 cm

$1,250 


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Leopard

Mary Macqueen
Leopard

Pastel and watercolour

21.2 x 29 cm

$950


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Eagle

Mary Macqueen
Eagle

Gouache, pastel and coloured pencil on tinted paper   
23 x 39.5 cm   
$850

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Eagle

Mary Macqueen
Eagle

Coloured pencil on tinted paper

22 x 20.3 cm

$850


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Owl

Mary Macqueen
Owl

Ink and wash and coloured pencil

28.5 x 12 cm

$850


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The Swan, Perth 1976

Mary Macqueen
The Swan, Perth 1976

Watercolour and pencil

29 x 41.4 cm

$1,750 


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Brown Lake, Stradbroke Island, Queensland  1979

Mary Macqueen
Brown Lake, Stradbroke Island, Queensland 1979

Coloured pencil
29.3 x 32.3 cm
Signed with initials, titled and dated

$1,650

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