Ethel Spowers was a printmaker who worked in a modernist style with the face and figure. Ethel Spowers was born in a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in the year 1890. Her father was from New Zealand and owned a newspaper in Australia. Her mother was from England.
Spowers studied art in Paris , France with the painter André Lhote. The artist also attended the Grosvenor School of Modern Art located in London, England.
The artist was given her first solo exhibition when she was thirty years of age. The show included many illustrations with a fairy tale style.
Ethel Spowers passed away in 1947 from cancer at the age of 56 years old.
Price range information: Prints have brought more than 100,000 British pounds at auction. In U.S. dollars works range from $15,000 to $200,000.
Spowers is part of the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Art located in Australia.
What a great style the artist created. A true modernist I enjoy her unique compositions and lack of super detail. Her characters have a tremendous sense of motion and always seem to be enjoying themselves.
Spowers reminds me of the French painter Gustave Caillebotte who was known for his unique vantage points. Caillebotte is the painter of the famous picture titled Paris Street Rainy Day.