Clarice Beckett

Clarice Beckett (1887-1935) was born in Casterton, Victoria. She studied at the National Gallery School from 1914 to 1916 and then more intensely with Max Meldrum from 1917. In 1919 her family moved to Beaumaris and there she remained for the rest of her life. Her most well known works are coastal views around Beaumaris, nightscapes of Melbourne and seascapes.  She exhibited regularly for 20 years however upon her death in 1935, she was almost forgotten. In the 1970’s Ros Hollinrake rediscovered her. A major exhibition of her work entitled Clarice Beckett Politically Incorrect curated by Ros Hollinrake toured Australia in 1999/2000.
 
Drusilla Modjeska writes in 2014 “The paradox of Clarice Beckett is that while she worked under limitations that are painful to contemplate from the perspective of now, she herself did not feel the limitation - at least not as far as we know - in terms of her art. Domestically she felt it acutely, but as an artist she made those edges her own….“
 
Niagara has held three significant survey exhibitions of her work in 2000, 2002 and 2014.

Her work has been collected by all major public collections within Australia.

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Clarice Beckett, Ricketts point, Beaumaris, oil on board, 25 x 34cm, 5778V

Clarice Beckett
Ricketts point, Beaumaris
oil on board
25 x 34cm
5778V

Selected Stock

Clarice Beckett
Gums and leaves
oil on board
43 x 29.5cm
(16213V)

Clarice Beckett
Silver sea, c.1931
oil on board
29 x 44cm
(16216V)

Clarice Beckett
From the cliff top
oil on board
34 x 44cm
(16217V)

Clarice Beckett
Rickett's Point
oil on board
38.5 x 49cm
16229V


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