Florence Maud BROADHURST
Also known as: née Broadhurst, Florence Maud Kann, Florence Maud Lewis
Born: 28 July 1899
Died: 15 October 1977Special Achievements: Additional Information: 1926 - Founded a modern Academy of Arts in Shanghai known as the Broadhurst Academy. 1933 - Moved to London, reinvented herself as Madame PELLIER, running a Dress Salon in exclusive Bond Street. 1949 - Returned to Australia to settle in Sydney. Exhibited her paintings at David Jones Art Gallery and entered Archibald Prize for Portraits. Her portrait was also entered. 1959 - Established wallpaper business and monopolised the quality end of Australian market by mid 1970s. Exported to America, Peru, Paris, Middle East and Norway. 'Promising Contralto'- Bundaberg News describing her performances around various towns in Queensland. Won singing competition in 1915. 1920's performed in India and South East Asia and China as a musical comedy star under the name 'Miss Bobby Broadhurst
Image - Florence Broadhurst, 1975
Florence Broadhurst (detail), 1975 Lewis Morley type C photograph on paper National Portrait Gallery, Australia Gift of the artist 2003. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. © Lewis Morley Archive LLC Original can be viewed on the NPG website at https://www.portrait.gov.au/portraits/2003%252E51/.
Photo used with permission of David Knaus and National Portrait Gallery. Cropped photo was approved by the copyright holder and the NPG Curator, Collection & Research.
Barker, Clare. (date unknown). Design. Qantas, 52-53.