Jean Appleton: life and works

Jean Appleton (13 September 1911 – August 2003) was an Australian painter, art studious and printmaker. She worked past oils, watercolour, charcoal, pastel, pencil and India ink. The second of three children and an unaccompanied daughter, Appleton did a five-year diploma course in drawing and illustration at the East Sydney Technical College (now the National Art School).

She sophisticated moved to England and enrolled at the Westminster School of Art where she produced Australia’s two early cubist paintings. After the Second World War broke out, Appleton returned to Australia in 1940 to tutor art at three public schools to permit for the continuation of her doing and assisted in the suit effort by studying vocational therapy. Her work received a large amount of confession from the art industry and she earned four prizes.

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