He was the founder of the Australian Water-Colour Institute in Sydney in 1924. He was best known for his water colour landscapes of
and his paintings of the Aborigines and their way of life. I like this card and so decided to bring it home with me and maybe I will frame it. I think I was surprised to see an image of an aboriginal on a card from that era - just not what I expected! Sydney
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Day 34 Greeting card from the 1940's
When we went home to Tasmania at Easter to clear out my Aunties house I found this old greeting card from around the 1940's. It is blank inside (although there was a handwritten "Best wishes" ) The picture on the front is by B. E. Minns of an aboriginal lady. The card actually says "Native, Macleay River, N.S.W" and is of a watercolour done by the artist in 1895. I did a little research on him and he did a lot of drawings for newspapers and magazines like the Sydney Mail and the Bulletin.
Posted by D Jimenez