Girl with Scarf

Grace Joelc 1896

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

When reviewing an 1898 exhibition of pictures by Grace Joel, an Otago Daily Times writer noted that several paintings had previously been exhibited in Sydney and Melbourne and were 'favourably noticed by critics. All the paintings are of the impressionist school – the new school.' Girl with Scarf confirms the opinion that Joel's 'new' painting responds directly to reality and renders it with 'force and truth'. The painting is an honest portrayal of Joel's young model as she posed casually in her Dunedin studio.

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  • Title: Girl with Scarf
  • Creator: Grace Joel
  • Date Created: c 1896
  • Physical Dimensions: w520 x h698 mm (Without frame)
  • Artist biography: Grace Joel was born in Dunedin in 1865. At the age of 21 she joined the Otago Art Society and then studied at the National Gallery School in Melbourne in 1888–9 and 1891–4. After returning to Dunedin in mid-1894 she established herself as a professional artist, exhibiting, teaching and sharing in the life of the local art establishments. At Dunedin’s Easel Club, Joel would regularly meet Girolamo Nerli, an immigrant artist from Italy whose paintings influenced many of Dunedin’s artists. She left permanently for Europe around 1899 and settled in London, where she died in 1924.
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the Lyndsay Garland Trust, with generous assistance from Hartley Joel, 2010, http://www.aucklandartgallery.com/terms-of-use
  • External Link: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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