Dorothy Mary Braund

Dorothy Braund was born in Melbourne in 1926,and studied at the National Gallery School,Melbourne and the George Bell School. She died in 2013

Dorothy Mary Braund was born in Melbourne in 1926. She studied at the National Gallery School from 1045-49 under William Dargie, Murray Griffin and influential modernist Alan Sumner during which time she exhibited at with the Contemporary Art Society. Following graduation from the Gallery School, Sumner sent her to the George Bell School for extra study in 1949. Braund studied in England from 1950-51 and on returning to Australia became a regular participant at the George Bell Studio; Bell appreciated her use of form, colour and surface. Her figurative style is characterized by its simplicity, something hugely important to Braund, and her works focused on the natural world, people and activity. travelled further throughout the 50s and 60s through Europe, to Greece, Italy and also Pakistan, Persia and Turkey. In the 1950s Braund taught art at three schools in Melbourne, from 1961-64 she gave talks on ABC radio and she also reviewed books for The Australian during 1969-77. Braund held her first solo exhibition in 1952 and exhibited consistently until her death. She won prizes in competitive exhibitions at Albury 1962, Colac 1964, Bendigo 1966 and Muswellbrook 1972. She died in Melbourne in 2013. Braund is represented in many public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Art Gallery of South Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and many regional galleries.