Painter and poet, she illustrated a book of her poems, published in 1936. Strongly autobiographical, her poetry deals with early twentieth century themes of alienation and despair that are seldom reflected in her paintings.
painter and poet, was the fourth daughter in the Huntley family of ten children; Isabel Huntley was a niece. Miriam grew up in the family home at Huntley's Point on the Parramatta River, Sydney and learnt to paint at an early age. Her love of painting continued throughout her life and she worked constantly as an artist over a fifty-year period. She began her art training at the Royal Art Society School under Dattilo Rubbo, whose fine portrait she painted in 1909. Titled The Man with ...
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