Grace Cossington Smith
(1892 - 1984)
Grace Cossington Smith was active/lived in Australia, England. Grace Smith is known for post-impressionist landscape, still life, and interior painting.
Biography Grace Cossington Smith
Grace Cossington Smith was an Australian artist and pioneer of modernist painting in Australia and was instrumental in introducing Post-impressionism to her home country. Examples of her work are held by every major gallery in Australia.
She was born Grace Smith, in Neutral Bay, Sydney, second of five children of London-born solicitor Ernest Smith and his wife Grace, née Fisher who was the daughter of the rector of Cossington in Leicestershire. The family moved to Thornleigh, New South Wales around 1890. Grace attended Abbotsleigh School for Girls in Wahroonga 1905-09 where Albert Collins and Alfred Coffey took art classes. From 1910-11 she studied drawing with Antonio Dattilo Rubbo. From 1912-14 she and her s
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