Theodora Esther COWAN
Also known as: née Cohen, Theo Cowan
Born: 13 November 1868
Died: 27 August 1949Special Achievements:
1895 - First Australian-born woman sculptor.
1906 - Won “first prize at the Society of Women Artists' exhibition at the Austral Club with her bronze Will-o-the-Wisp”.
1908 - Won “a gold medal at the Franco-British Exhibition in London for the best piece of child portraiture.”Additional Information:
1874 - Allegedly began to dabble in putty.
1887-1888 - Taught drawing and modelling, Sydney Technical College, by the artist Lucien Henry.
1889 - Went to Florence, Italy to study with Longworth Powers (an American photographer and sculptor) and with Professor Augusto Rivalta (an Italian sculptor), Accademia di Belle Arti.
1894 - Exhibited at the Ladies' Gallery, London.
Commissioned by the trustees of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales to produce marble busts of Frederick du Faur (“public servant and patron of exploration and arts”) and Eliezer Levi Montefiore (“businessman, etcher and gallery director”).
Image - Theodora Cowan
Description: Studio photograph of Theo Cowan (1868–1949) in a sculptor's smock c.1898 Inscribed: "Sincerely yours Theodora Cowan" at bottom. Note: Theodora Cowan was an Australian sculptor, painter and writer. http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/cowan-theodora-esther-theo-5793 Date: circa 1898 Source: http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemLarge.aspx?itemID=447263 From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au Uploaded by: Whiteghost.ink Author: Louis Grouzelle (& Co.) Licensing: This image is of Australian origin and is now in the public domain because its term of copyright has expired.
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