artists represented

Janet Cumbrae Stewart
Janet Cumbrae Stewart
Afternoon light
c.1940
pastel on paper
36 x 47.5 cm
 Best known for her unique pastel surfaces, Janet Cumbrae Stewart (1883 - 1960) received international acclaim for her painterly works, selling widely in London and Australia, and being awarded the silver medal at the Panama Pacific Exhibition in San Francisco, 1914. She moved between Australia, England, and Italy before finally settling in Melbourne in 1939. With works held in many state and regional collections, Cumbrae Stewart was the subject of a significant survey at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery in 2003.

REF: McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Miegunyah Press, 2006, p. 359.