Oil Paintings

Perry, Adelaide

Adelaide Perry was born at Beechworth, Victoria in 1891.

She studied at the National Gallery Art School under L. Bernard Hall and Frederick McCubbin, 1914-19 and exhibited with the

Victorian Artists Society 1915-18.

In 1920 she won the National Gallery of Victoria Travelling Scholarship and in the following year went to London where she studied at the Royal Academy School and came under the direction of Glyn Philpot, RA, Charles Sims, Walter Sickert, Gerald Kelly and Ernest Jackson.

She also travelled to Paris during this period.

On her return to Australia in 1925, Adelaide Perry ran her own art school c.1931-6 and later taught at the Sydney Art School for four years.

In 1930 she began teaching at Presbyterian Ladies College, Croydon, New South Wales. She exhibited with the Contemporary Group at the Grosvenor Galleries, Sydney, in 1927, but like many artists who were influenced by post- impressionism she joined the conservative Australian Academy

when it was formed in 1937.

 She was also a member of the New South Wales Society of Artists.



National Gallery of Victoria Travelling Scholarship, 1920;

1st & 2nd prize, Drawing Figure from Life, Painting and Life School, National Gallery Art School, 1918.


Art Gallery of New South Wales.


1927 Contemporary Group, Grosvenor Galleries, Sydney

1971  Retrospective, Artarmon Galleries, Sydney, October.

The Boatshed 1946

The Boatshed 1946

Perry, Adelaide


Oil on board

25 cm x 35 cm


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