Goodsir, Agnes (1864-1939)

Also known as
Goodsir, Agnes Noyes (1864-1939)
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Artist; Painter
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Alternating her residency between Paris, London and Melbourne, Agnes painted portraits of some very famous sitters including Bertrand Russell, Leo Tolstoy and Mussolini.

painter, was born in Portland, Victoria, on 18 June 1864, second daughter and fifth of the eleven children of David James Cook Goodsir, the Commissioner of Customs at Melbourne, and Elizabeth Archer, nee Tomlins. Her entire art training in Australia was with Arthur T. Woodward at the Bendigo School of Mines, where she was a student in 1898-99. In 1899 an art union of her work was held at Bendigo to help her go to Paris, where she first studied at the Acad e mie Del e cluse [Delacluse acc. Quinlan, p.25]. Later studies were at Colarossi’s, where she completed her first self portrait in 1900 and won a bronze medal in 1901 for a nude torso; with Jean Paul Laurens at the Acad e mie Julian, where she was twice placed first in Composition; and at the Acad e mie de la Grande Chaumi e re under Lucien Simeon , where she won the 1904 silver medal for portraiture. Goodsir remained in Paris until 1905, exhibiting with the Old Salon in 1901-2 and with the New Salon in 1902-4. Then she made a six-month trip home to Victoria. She returned to London in 1906, where she mainly lived until after WWI. (She was included in the 'Australians abroad’ section of the 1907 Melbourne Women’s Work Exhibition.) From 1913 she exhibited regularly at the Royal Institute; in 1916 {1913 acc. Quinlan} she became an Associate of the Royal West of England Academy where she continued to exhibit until 1922, showing ...

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  • (see also) The Academie Julian
  • (see also) Academie de la Grande Chaumiere
  • (see also) Lindsay, Daryl
  • (see also) Laurens, Jean Paul
  • (see also) Simeon, Lucien
  • (see also) Goodsir, David James Cook
  • (see also) Archer, Elizabeth
  • (see also) Dunn, Rachel
  • (see also) Dunn, Rachel
  • (see also) Terry, Ellen
  • (see also) Goodson, Katherine
  • (see also) Russell, Bertrand
  • (see also) Tolstoy, Leo
  • (see also) Pinci,
  • (see also) Mussolini,
  • (see also) Riggall, Louie
  • (see also) Woodward, Arthur Thomas
  • (see also) Royal West of England Academy, UK
  • (see also) Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts, France
  • (see also) Eadith Walker
  • (see also) A.B. ('Banjo') Paterson
  • (see also) Mussolini
  • (see also) Countess Pinci
  • (see also) Bertrand Russell
  • (see also) Katherine Goodson
  • (see also) Ellen Terry (Dame)
  • (see also) Tolstoy, Leo (Count)
  • (see also) Hungarian Vases
  • (see also) Gladiolus
  • (see also) Green Beads
  • (see also) The Chinese Skirt
  • (see also) Asters & Still Life
  • (see also) Still Life
  • (see also) Le {La?} Figaro
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  • (see also) The Parisienne
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  1. [Agnes Goodsir : Australasian Art & Artists File]
    Goodsir, Agnes, 1864-1939
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  2. In a picture land over the sea : Agnes Goodsir 1864-1939 / Karen Quinlan
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  2. In a picture land over the sea : Agnes Goodsir 1864-1939 / Karen Quinlan
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  3. [Agnes Goodsir : Australian Art and Artists file]
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