Yvonne Helen O'Hara-Close (Mrs), generally known as Yve Close, painter and teacher specialising in portraiture. Close was Runner-up in the 1980 Portia Geach Memorial Award and was Commended in the 1990 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. She is Life Member of Portrait Artists Australia.
Yvonne Helen O'Hara-Close, née Jeanneret, was born in Sydney, New South Wales, the daughter of Charles Robert 'Bob' Jeanneret (1904 - 1987) and Isabel Graham Smith-Marr (1904 -1994). In 1953 Yve Close married Edwin Michael 'John' O'Hara-Close, a marine engineer. They had three daughters.Yve Close studied life drawing at the Julian Ashton Art School for several years with Henry C. Gibbons, then drawing at East Sydney Technical College for one year. She undertook painting studies ...
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