Clarice Majoribanks Beckett
(1887 - 1935)
Clarice Majoribanks Beckett was active/lived in Australia. Clarice Beckett is known for atmospheric, tonalist landscape painting, floral still life and water scenes.
Biography Clarice Majoribanks Beckett
Clarice Beckett’s connection with Ballarat in Australia 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 philosophizing had led
to him being dubbed ‘The Proff’ by his friends.
From 1919, when her
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