Janet Dawson

Janet Dawson MBE is an Australian artist who was a pioneer of abstract painting in Australia in the 1960s, having been introduced to abstraction during studies in England. She was also an accomplished lithographic printer of her own works as well as those of other renowned Australian artists. She studied in England and Italy on scholarships before returning to Australia in 1960. She won the Art Gallery of New South Wales Archibald Prize in 1973 with the portrait of her husband, Michael Boddy Reading. She has exhibited across Australia and overseas, and her work is held in major Australian and English collections. In 1977 she was awarded an MBE for services to art

Janet Dawson, 'Bellarine Dusk', 2018, oil on canvas, 70 x 75 cm

Janet Dawson, 'Bellarine Dusk', 2018, oil on canvas, 70 x 75 cm

Janet Dawson, 'Cloud shift in 5 changes; 2nd change 1-20pm' 2013, ink wash and pastel on paper, 20 x

Janet Dawson, 'Cloud shift in 5 changes; 2nd change 1-20pm' 2013, ink wash and pastel on paper, 20 x

Janet Dawson, 'Cloud shift in 5 changes; 1st change 12:40pm' 2013, ink wash and pastel on paper, 20

Janet Dawson, 'Cloud shift in 5 changes; 1st change 12:40pm' 2013, ink wash and pastel on paper, 20

Janet Dawson, 'Cloud shift in 5 changes; 3rd change 1:35pm' 2013, ink wash and pastel on paper, 20 x

Janet Dawson, 'Cloud shift in 5 changes; 3rd change 1:35pm' 2013, ink wash and pastel on paper, 20 x

Janet Dawson, 'Cloud shift in 5 changes; 5th change 2:15pm' 2013, ink wash and pastel on paper, 20 x

Janet Dawson, 'Cloud shift in 5 changes; 5th change 2:15pm' 2013, ink wash and pastel on paper, 20 x

Janet Dawson, 'Cloud shift in 5 changes; 4th change 1:50pm' 2013, ink wash and pastel on paper, 20 x

Janet Dawson, 'Cloud shift in 5 changes; 4th change 1:50pm' 2013, ink wash and pastel on paper, 20 x

Janet Dawson, 'Grand Bruit', 1960, lithograph, 90 x63 cm

Janet Dawson, 'Grand Bruit', 1960, lithograph, 90 x63 cm

Janet Dawson, 'Vers l'Ombre', 1971, print, 90 x 63 cm

Janet Dawson, 'Vers l'Ombre', 1971, print, 90 x 63 cm

Janet Dawson, '4 Tree Study', 2008, gouache on paper, 29 x 86 cm

Janet Dawson, '4 Tree Study', 2008, gouache on paper, 29 x 86 cm

Janet Dawson, 'Roi du Soleil.' 1960, lithograph, 90.5 x 63 cm

Janet Dawson, 'Roi du Soleil.' 1960, lithograph, 90.5 x 63 cm