Author Archives: Elena Taylor

Elena Taylor

About Elena Taylor

Curator, Australian Art at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Margaret Preston Stenocarpus – wheel flower c.1929

When Margaret Preston returned to Australia in 1919 after living in Europe, she called for a truly ‘national art’ founded on the imagery of Australia’s Indigenous peoples. Preston was influenced by Indigenous art as well as by international contemporary art …  More

Grace Crowley Girl with goats 1928

Grace Crowley was one of the first Australian artists to respond to Cubism. In Paris in the late 1920s she studied under Cubist artists André Lhote and, later, Albert Gleizes. In the summer of 1928 Crowley took part in Lhote’s …  More

Can you help us find this painting?

Called In the woods it was painted by the little known Australian artist Iso (Isobel) Rae in 1892 in France. We would like to include it in the exhibition Australian Impressionists in France opening later this year. Rae had been …  More