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Ellis Stones, 1985

Michael Meszaros

cast bronze medallion on wood plaque (support: 24.0 cm x 19.0 cm depth 3.5 cm diameter 13.2 cm)

Ellis Stones (1895-1975) was a foundation member of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. Encouraged by Edna Walling, and himself a mentor to Gordon Ford, Stones was one of the most influential architects of Australian bush garden design, promoting the use of rocks and native plants to create an informal effect. He designed some of the gardens at the University of Melbourne and is commemorated by that institution's Ellis Stones Memorial Award.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Ray Marginson AM 2001

Accession number: 2001.50

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Michael Meszaros (age 40 in 1985)

Ellis Stones

Subject professions

Architecture, design and fashion

Donated by

Dr Ray Marginson AM (8 portraits)

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