(1887 - 1935)
Clarice Beckett was active/lived in Australia. Clarice Beckett is known for painting.
Biography Clarice Beckett
Clarice Beckett’s connection with Ballarat was more than that of a happy
visit to its beautiful lakeside gardens in 1927. Born in Casterton, she
attended school in Ballarat at Queen’s College and also studied
charcoal drawing under a Miss Eva Hopkins, before her family moved to
Melbourne in 1904. Some years later, in 1914 she returned to art,
studying drawing under Frederick McCubbin at the National Gallery
School, and then painting with Max Meldrum from 1917. While she became
Meldrum’s ‘star’ pupil, the poetic and philosophical inclination of her
art was, no doubt, encouraged by McCubbin, whose philosophising had led
to him being dubbed ‘The Proff’ by his friends. From 1919, when her
parents retired to the Melbourne sub
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