Thursday, February 7, 2013

Women by Agnes Noyes Goodsir (Australian painter, 1864-1939)

Agnes Noyes Goodsir (Australian painter, 1864-1939) The Letter 1926


Agnes Noyes Goodsir (1864-1939) was an Australian portrait painter & one of 11 children born to David James Cook Goodsir, Commissioner of Customs at Melbourne. Goodsir left Australia for England & France in 1900, and in the 1920s established herself as a painter of portraits, still lifes, & interiors that captured the evocative people, stories, & scenes of Parisian life. Goodsir’s work was acclaimed in Europe & relatively unknown in Australia. From about 1912, she shuttled between London & Paris, but finally settled in Paris at 18 Rue de l'Odéon. Her partner was Rachel Dunn, is depicted in several of her paintings.


Agnes Noyes Goodsir (Australian painter, 1864-1939) A Letter 1915

Agnes Noyes Goodsir (Australian painter, 1864-1939) Woman Reading

Agnes Noyes Goodsir (Australian painter, 1864-1939)


Agnes Noyes Goodsir (Australian painter, 1864-1939)   The Parisienne 1924


Agnes Noyes Goodsir (Australian painter, 1864-1939) Girl with Cigarette c 1925


Agnes Noyes Goodsir (Australian painter, 1864-1939) Chinese Skirt on artist's companion Rachel Dunn 1933


Agnes Noyes Goodsir (Australian painter, 1864-1939) With Palette.


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