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Janet Dawson

b. 1935

Janet Dawson (b.1935) trained at the National Gallery School, Melbourne, and won a NGV Travelling Scholarship to study painting, lithography and etching at the Slade School and the Central School in London. Since then she has had more than twenty solo exhibitions, including a survey exhibition at the NGV in 1979. She has been included in 96 group exhibitons and major surveys of contemporary Australian works. She is represented in all major public collections of Australia and in 1996 the National Gallery mounted a retrospective of her work, The Drawings of Janet Dawson: 1956 to the Present. She won the Archibald Prize in 1973, with a portrait of Michael Boddy, and the Trustees Purchase Prize, Queensland Art Gallery in 1977.

Updated 2018