Freeman, Frances Margot (1895-1977)

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Freeman, Madge (1895-1977)
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Artist; Draughtsman; Painter; Teacher; Assistant drawing mistress
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https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1485131

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Mid 20th century Victorian painter who travelled extensively. Freeman exhibited with the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors.

painter, was born on 18 February 1895 in Bendigo, eldest child of George Freeman, principal of St Andrew’s College and later Vice-Principal at Bendigo High School, and of Frances, second daughter of Charles Ross, a partner in a Bendigo store. She was educated at Girton College and Bendigo High School. In 1911-15 she studied art at the Bendigo School of Mines under Arthur T. Woodward, then was appointed assistant drawing mistress at her former high school. In 1916, however, she left Bendigo to study at the National Gallery School, Melbourne, where she remained until 1921. Determined to study abroad, Madge worked with Elma Roach in 1922-23 to raise funds, the two painters holding joint exhibitions of their romantic Hilderesque watercolours and selling their painted and laquered 'Madgelma’ woodwork. Freeman had a painting included in the 1923 Exhibition of Australian Art in London. The following year she sailed to England and enrolled at the Slade School, London. In 1925 she was in Paris, studying under Adolphe Milich and exhibiting there. In 1926 Madge married Lanfear Thompson, an engineer working on the African Gold Coast, and moved there. She continued to paint, and sent work back for a solo exhibition at the Bendigo Memorial Hall in 1928. In 1929 she returned briefly to visit her family following her husband’s premature death. Returning to Europe in 1930, Madge travelled around the Mediterranean, France and England for some time, sending back paintings for a solo exhibition at Sedon Galleries, Melbourne, in 1934. Late the ...

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  • fl. c.1915 - c.1970

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  • Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, VIC

    <p>A still life by Freeman, acquired in 1936, was reportedly Bendigo Art Gallery's first work by a locally born artist (Heritage, p 27).</p>

  • Independent Group exhibition
  • Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors exhibition
  • Madge Freeman (1895-1977)
  • Societe des Artistes Francais (Old Salon)
  • [Solo exhibition]
  • Exhibition of Australian Art
  • Women and Art
  • The Women's View: Australian women artists in the Bendigo Art Gallery, 1888-1995
  • (see also) Freeman, George John
  • (see also) Woodward, Arthur Thomas
  • (see also) Bell, George
  • (see also) Freeman, Frances
  • (see also) Ross, Charles
  • (see also) Roach, Elma
  • (see also) Milich, Adolphe
  • (see also) Thompson, Lanfear
  • (see also) Davies, Basil
  • (see also) Independent Group
  • (see also) Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors
  • (see also) Art Circle of the Lyceum Club

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  1. Ladies in waiting, unveiled. Willi Carney
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