Carlton

Nada Hunter

Nada Hunter

1918-2005

Paintings, Drawings and Prints from the Studio

28 February - 19 March 2010

NADA HUNTER was well known in artistic circles, especially through the Victorian Artists’ Society to whom she left several legacies for the benefit of artists. 

Born in Donald in 1918 but spent most of her life in Camberwell an inner suburb of Melbourne. 

Studied for a year at the Teachers College, University of Melbourne, Joined the WAAF at the outbreak of WW2 in 1939.  She was engaged as an intelligence analyst throughout SE Asia.  She continued in this highly secretive work after the war in Intelligence Signals and Communications based at Albert Park. 

But, during this time, the spy did come in from the cold and studied under the then highly regarded but rather solemn Tasmanian painter Jack Carington-Smith.  That training was augmented by a stint in Paris 1948-52 and 1955-56 at Ecole Chaumiere, Atelier Libre and Acedemie Julien where she attended a studio every morning and learnt techniques developed by the post impressionist artists which can be seen particularly in her brilliantly colourful floral works.
 
Nada’s paintings are full of spontaneity and her joyous high keyed palate places her firmly in the modernist movement.  She was a regular exhibitor with the Victorian Artists' Society from 1952 and member of the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors since 1982.  Solo exhibitions included Latrobe University Staff Club, 1975 & Kosminsky Galleries (no date). For more information refer More Than Just Gum Trees by Juliet Peers, published by MSWPS 1993.

We are grateful to Bill Harding, past president of the Victorian Artists' Society and friend of Nada's, who opened the exhibition and enlightened us a little about this reclusive painter. 


Nude 1952

Nada Hunter
Nude 1952

Ink and wash
20.5 x 14 cm

$450

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The Art Student

Nada Hunter
The Art Student

Oil on canvas
54.5 x 37.5 cm

$1,450 

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Noon, Hydra, Greece

Nada Hunter
Noon, Hydra, Greece

Oil on board
60.5 x 45.5 cm
$1,250

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Perth from Applecross  c1960

Nada Hunter
Perth from Applecross c1960

Wax crayon and watercolour
27 x 37.5 cm
$850

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Wildflowers, Mallacoota  c1960

Nada Hunter
Wildflowers, Mallacoota c1960

Wax crayon and watercolour
32 x 25.5 cm
$600

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Still Life with Arum Lilies

Nada Hunter
Still Life with Arum Lilies

Oil on canvas laid on board
71 x 55.5 cm

$1,250

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Spring Flowers, 1988

Nada Hunter
Spring Flowers, 1988

Watercolour
56 x 76 cm

$1,050

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Studio Nude

Nada Hunter
Studio Nude

Oil on board
41 x 51 cm
$1,450

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Alison

Nada Hunter
Alison

Oil on board
76 x 61 cm
$1,650

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Christina

Nada Hunter
Christina

Oil on board
76 x 61 cm

$1,650 

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Annie

Nada Hunter
Annie

Oil on board
61 x 45.5 cm
$1,650

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Ballerina

Nada Hunter
Ballerina

Oil on board
76 x 61 cm

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Life Class

Nada Hunter
Life Class

Watercolour
50 x 36.5 cm
$650

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Landscape, Flinders Ranges

Nada Hunter
Landscape, Flinders Ranges

Oil on board
60.5 x 90 cm
$1,850

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Seascape, Inverloch

Nada Hunter
Seascape, Inverloch

Oil on board
43 x 68 cm
$950

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Central Australian Landscape

Nada Hunter
Central Australian Landscape

Oil on canvas laid on board
40.5 x 51 cm
$950

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Sailing Boats, Albert Park

Nada Hunter
Sailing Boats, Albert Park

Oil on board
30.5 x 40.5 cm
$500

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Siamese Cats c1962

Nada Hunter
Siamese Cats c1962

Screenprint
24 x 34 cm

$550

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Siamese Cats

Nada Hunter
Siamese Cats

Lithograph with coloured ink
41 x 30 cm

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Penguin Parade c1962

Nada Hunter
Penguin Parade c1962

Linocut on Japanese paper
35 x 29 cm
$600

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