Jessie Traill: A biography

Author(s): Jo Oliver

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Jessie Traill was one of Australia's most outstanding etchers, working in a field uncommon for women of her time. This biography explores her remarkable life - as artist, traveler, humanitarian and independent spirit. From the ten-year-old who first met Tom Roberts painting on the shores of Port Phillip Bay, to a student of Frederick McCubbin and etchers John Mather and Frank Brangwyn, Jessie developed her professional skills. She interrupted her career to work as a voluntary nurse in France during World War I, later raising funds for and revisiting war-torn Europe. Through diary extracts, descriptions of her world travels and personal letters we hear her voice and see through her eyes, beauty, humor and the joys of simple living.


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  • : 9781925984101
  • : Australian Scholarly Publishing Pty, Limited
  • : Australian Scholarly Publishing Pty, Limited
  • : November 2019
  • : ---length:- '9'width:- '6'units:- Inches
  • : books

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  • : Jo Oliver
  • : Hardback
  • : 1911
  • : English