Janet Dawson: 17 cool facts

By Gwylym Owen

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Janet Dawson MBE (born 1935) is an Australian artist who was a entrepreneur of abstract painting in Australia in the 1960s, having been introduced to ejection during studies in England. She was as well as an skillful lithographic printer of her own works as well as those of other well-known Australian artists, a theatre-set and furniture designer. She studied in England and Italy on scholarships since returning to Australia in 1960. She won the Art Gallery of New South Wales Archibald Prize in 1973 behind the portrait of her husband, Michael Boddy Reading. She has exhibited across Australia and overseas, and her take steps is held in major Australian and English collections. In 1977 she was awarded an MBE for services to art.

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