Jonathan Grant Galleries presents a collection of New Zealand & British Watercolours. The collection features work by Grahame Sydney, Christopher Perkins, Sir Stanley Spencer, George Kilburne & John Yardley.
A highlight of the exhibition is the 1927 painting of St Paul de Vence by New Zealand artists, Maud Winifred Sherwood.
Sherwood was born on the 22nd of December 1880 in Dunedin, New Zealand. She attended art classes at Wellington Technical School. Her teachers included Mabel Hill, Mary Elizabeth Richardson (later known as M.E.R. Tripe) and James Nairn.
Exhibiting regularly with the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts from 1898 onwards, Sherwood had her first solo exhibition at McGregor Wright Art Gallery, Wellington, in 1910. Late in 1911 Sherwood left New Zealand and after a brief stay in London, went to Paris where she visited artists’ studios with Frances Hodgkins. She studied at the Académie Colarossi and at Percyval Tudor-Hart’s studio.
Sherwood left Europe in 1913, settling in Sydney, Australia. She exhibited with the Society of Artists in 1914. In 1924 she was elected the only woman member of the committee of the Australian Watercolour Institute, Sydney.
In 1925 Sherwood returned to New Zealand for 14 months before travelling back to Europe where she remained until 1933. She exhibited several times in Paris, Rome and London and on her return to Sydney exhibited watercolours and drawings. She received a Coronation Medal in 1937, an Australian 150th Anniversary Exhibition Medal in 1938 and was a foundation member of the Australian Academy of Art. She remained in Australia painting and exhibiting until her death on the 1st of December 1956.
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