Nicholas, Hilda Rix (1884-1961)

Also known as
Nicholas, E. Hilda Rix (1884-1961)
Nicholas, Emily Hilda (1884-1961)
Rix, Emily (1884-1961)
Rix, Hilda (1884-1961)
Rix Nicholas, E. Hilda (1884-1961)
Rix Nicholas, Hilda (1884-1961)
Wright, (sic) name on death certificate, Emily Hilder (1884-1961)
Field of activity
Artist; Painter
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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35415861
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-515366

Biographies

Hilda Rix Nicholas made a significant contribution to Australian art in the period between the First and Second World Wars. Her art also achieved a high level of success and recognition in France.

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Painter born in Ballarat in 1884 who studied in Melbourne London and Paris. Her European and Moroccan works were met with critical acclaim in Australia, while her subsequent Australian subjects earned her the position of associate of the Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts (New Salon).

painter, was born in Ballarat on 1 September 1884, second daughter of Elizabeth and Henry Finch Rix. Her mother was a competent painter who studied at the National Gallery School; her father, a well-respected teacher, later became Inspector of Schools in the Beechworth district where the family lived until 1894. When they returned to Melbourne, Elizabeth Rix became an active member of the Austral Salon. Hilda later attended Merton Hall and, together with her sister Elsie, had painting lessons from Mr Mather ( John Mather ). In 1902-5 Hilda studied at the National Gallery School with Frederick McCubbin . In 1906 Henry Rix died unexpectedly; the following year, after a joint exhibition, Elizabeth, Elsie and Hilda left Australia bound for Europe. Soon after her arrival in London, Hilda Rix enrolled at the New Art School in Kensington, where she studied with the well-known poster artist John Hassall. Moving to Paris at the end of October 1907, she enrolled at the Academie Delecluse for a short time. She also studied with the fashionable and successful American painter Richard Miller, and with Claudio Castelucho and Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere. In 1911 her painting Retour de la Chasse was accepted by the Old Salon and hung 'on the line’. Before World War I she painted for a part of each year at Etaples, the well-known artists’ colony in northern France. She travelled to Morocco in 1912 and 1914. When war broke out the family was evacuated from Etaples; ...

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  • fl. c.1902 - c.1949

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  • (see also) McCubbin, Frederick
  • (see also) Miller, Richard
  • (see also) Mather, John
  • (see also) Hassall, John
  • (see also) Castelucho, Claudio
  • (see also) Steinlen, Theophile-Alexandre
  • (see also) Rix, Elizabeth
  • (see also) Rix, Elizabeth
  • (see also) Rix, Henry Finch
  • (see also) Rix, Elsie
  • (see also) Nicholas, George Matson
  • (see also) Wright, Edgar
  • (see also) Hoffie, Pat
  • (see also) McCubbin, Frederick
  • (see also) Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts (New Salon)
  • (see also) Retour de la Chasse

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Nicholas, Hilda Rix
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Paris to Monaro: pleasures from the studio of Hilda Rix Nicholas
    Engledow, Sarah
    [Canberra]
    Published: National Portrait Gallery
  3. Hilda Rix Nicholas b. 1 September 1884
    Pigot, John
    Series: IspartOf Design and Art Australia Online
  4. Artist profile: Hilda Rix Nicholas
    Series: IspartOf Arts Gallery of New South Wales
  5. Hilda Rix Nicholas 1884-1961
    [2018]
    Series: IspartOf National Portrait Gallery
  6. Rix Nicholas, Emily Hilda (1884-1961)
    Mitchell, Avenel
    [1988]
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography
  7. Papers of Hilda Rix Nicholas, 1885-1971 [manuscript]
    [4.9 m : 1885 - 1971]
    Series: National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    The bulk of the papers comprise correspondence both with friends and of a business nature. There is a large series of letters written by Nicholas to her son Rix Wright and to her close friend Dorothy Richmond, which give a good insight into her day-to-day life and her art. Apart from correspondence with Howard Ashton and Henrietta Gulliver, there is little in the way of correspondence with other artists. Other correspondents include Will Ashton, Dion Boucicault, James Darling, John Galsworthy, Bernard Hall, John Masefield, Charles Masson, William Moore, Mary Raphael and Beatrice Tange. There are journals kept by Nicholas and her sister Elsie of their trip to Europe in 1907 and by Dorothy Richmond of the trip she undertook with Nicholas in 1924-1926. There are a large number of photographs, which include many of paintings by Nicholas.
    MS 9817

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  1. Hilda Rix Nicholas : 1884-1961
    Nicholas, Hilda Rix, 1884-1961
    [ Book : 1990 ]
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  2. Hilda Rix Nicholas : artist file
    Nicholas, Hilda Rix, 1884-1961
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  3. [Hilda Rix Nicholas : Australasian Art & Artists File]
    Nicholas, Hilda Rix, 1884-1961
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  4. Hilda Rix Nicholas 1884-1961 : retrospective exhibition of paintings and drawings
    Nicholas, Hilda Rix, 1884-1961
    [ Book : 1971 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  5. Hilda Rix Nicholas 1884-1961 : retrospective exhibition of paintings and drawings : Wednesday, 21st July - Friday, 6th August, 1971
    Nicholas, Hilda Rix, 1884-1961
    [ Book : 1971 ]
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  6. Letter from Hilda Rix Nicholas to Monsier Masson
    Nicholas, Hilda Rix, 1884-1961
    [ Unpublished : 1925 ]
    At National Library
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  7. Papers of Hilda Rix Nicholas
    Nicholas, Hilda Rix, 1884-1961
    [ Unpublished : 1885-1971 ]
    At National Library
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  8. Exposition de tableau d'Australie par Mme Hilda Rix Nicholas
    Nicholas, Hilda Rix, 1884-1961
    [ Book : 1925 ]
    Languages: French
    At State Library of QLD
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  9. Exhibition of pictures by E. Hilda Rix Nicholas at the Guild Hall, to be opened by Her Excellency Lady Helen Munro Ferguson, on Tuesday, November 12th, 1918
    Nicholas, Hilda Rix, 1884-1961
    [ Book : 1918 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  10. Hilda Rix Nicholas, 1884-1961 : Ian Potter Gallery, the University of Melbourne Museum of Art, 20 September-27 October
    Nicholas, Hilda Rix, 1884-1961
    [ Book : 1990 ]
    At 15 libraries
    Hilda Rix Nicholas, 1884-1961 : Ian Potter Gallery, the University of Melbourne Museum of Art, 20 September-27 October
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  1. Hilda Rix Nicholas : 1884-1961
    Nicholas, Hilda Rix, 1884-1961
    [ Book : 1990 ]
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  2. Hilda Rix Nicholas : artist file
    Nicholas, Hilda Rix, 1884-1961
    [ Book ]
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  3. [Hilda Rix Nicholas : Australasian Art & Artists File]
    Nicholas, Hilda Rix, 1884-1961
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  4. Hilda Rix Nicholas 1884-1961 : retrospective exhibition of paintings and drawings
    Nicholas, Hilda Rix, 1884-1961
    [ Book : 1971 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  5. Hilda Rix Nicholas 1884-1961 : retrospective exhibition of paintings and drawings : Wednesday, 21st July - Friday, 6th August, 1971
    Nicholas, Hilda Rix, 1884-1961
    [ Book : 1971 ]
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  6. Letter from Hilda Rix Nicholas to Monsier Masson
    Nicholas, Hilda Rix, 1884-1961
    [ Unpublished : 1925 ]
    At National Library
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  7. Papers of Hilda Rix Nicholas
    Nicholas, Hilda Rix, 1884-1961
    [ Unpublished : 1885-1971 ]
    At National Library
    Papers of Hilda Rix Nicholas
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  8. Exposition de tableau d'Australie par Mme Hilda Rix Nicholas
    Nicholas, Hilda Rix, 1884-1961
    [ Book : 1925 ]
    Languages: French
    At State Library of QLD
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  9. [Biographical cuttings on Hilda Rix Nicholas, artist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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  10. [Biographical cuttings on Hilda Rix Nicholas, artist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  1. Rix Nicholas, Emily Hilda (1884-1961)
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    ... Emily Hilda Rix Nicholas (1884-1961), artist, was born on 1 September 1884 at Ballarat, Victoria ... , second daughter of English-born parents Henry Finch Rix, inspector of schools, and his wife Elizabeth,... ...
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  2. Draffin, Nicholas William (1943-1995)
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  3. Hoffie, Pat (1995-)
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    ... Rix Nicholas, Hilda ... quotations of Vida Lahey 's Washing Day and a Hilda Rix Nicholas painting in Queensland Art Gallery circa ...
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  1. Une Australienne: Hilda Rix Nicholas in Paris
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
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  2. Strange lands
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  1. MRS. HILDA RIX NICHOLAS'S EXHIBITION.
    Punch (Melbourne, Vic. : 1900 - 1918; 1925) Thursday 21 November 1918 p 37 Article
    ... MRS. HILDA RIX NICHOLAS'S EXHIBITION. Mrs. Hilda Rix Nicholas, who has returned to Australia after ... demon-strating a colour sense that is often Oriental. Mrs. Nicholas has a fine eye for the lines and ... 434 words
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  2. ART NOTES. HILDA RIX NICHOLAS.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 10 August 1922 p 12 Article
    ... ART NOTES. HILDA RIX NICHOLAS. Hilda Rix Nicholas is an artist who is remarkably untroubled by ... 400 words
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  3. ART EXHIBITION. HILDA RIX NICHOLAS.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Thursday 2 August 1923 p 12 Article
    ... ART EXHIBITION. HILDA RIX NICHOLAS. General Sir Charles Rosenthal, K.C.B., D.S.O., was introduced ... which Mrs. Rix Nicholas had achieved success in so many different directions in the superb exhibition of ... 253 words
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  2. Claude Monet Jigsaw : Claude Monet Nymphéas [Waterlilies]
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  3. Colonial moment : Matisse, Tanner and Rix Nicholas in Morocco, 1912 / Nicolette Stasko
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  4. Capturing the orient : in the east / Hilda Rix Nicholas & Ethel Carrick
    Pigot, John Phillip
    [ Book : 1993 ]
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  1. Hilda Rix Nicholas (1884-1961). A man
    Speck, C
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  2. Hilda Rix Nicholas' Australia: a heaven on earth
    Burke, Janine
    Australian Society
    [ Article : 1990 ]
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  3. Hilda Rix Nicholas: The Shepherd of Knockalong
    HOORN, J
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  4. Hilda Rix Nicholas (Australian 1884-1961), 'In the bush', 1927, oil on canvas - bendigo art gallery
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    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 13 November 1914 [Issue No.197 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 6711

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    ... -street. Bexley 7 April, 1911 Backhouse, Alfred Paxton Metropolitan District Court 25 Feb., 1884 Backhouse, Clive ... -street. Penshurst 28 June, 1909 Atack, George Albert Aberdeen 7 April. 1911 Atkln. Edward Nicholas Lagoon ... 93377 words
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    ... (1884-1961) H Constance Roth (born 1861) Dick (Goodalathaldin) Roughsey, O.B.E., (1924-1985) Sir George ... -1967) Maurice Howard Lawrence Baillieu (1884-1961) Richard Percy Baillieu (1874-1941) William Lawrence Baillieu ... 4344 words
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