(1875 - 1963)
Margaret Rose Preston was active/lived in Australia. Margaret Preston is known for painting.
Biography Margaret Preston
Margaret Preston is arguably the most significant artist Ure Smith promoted as regards the development of Australian art. He clearly admired Preston’s paintings and lent three from his fine collection (including Native Flowers and Australian Wild Flowers) to the Margaret Preston and William Dobell Loan Exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1942 and kept this group now on offer until his death. Three Ure Smith publications were exclusively devoted to Preston’s work: the ‘Margaret Preston Number’ of Art in Australia in 1927, Recent Paintings by Margaret Preston in 1929 and Margaret Preston’s Monotypes in 1949.
In 1875 when Margaret Rose McPherson was born in Adelaide, Captain Cook had landed in Sydney just over 100 years befo
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