Dorothy Braund

Dorothy Braund

  • Biography

    Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Dorothy Braund was became an acclaimed Australian painter, printmaker, teacher and critic of fine art. From 1945-9 Braund studied at the National Gallery School under the tutelage of Alan Sumner, Murray Griffin and William Dargie. After excelling at the NGV, Braund attended the George Bell School for extra study in 1949. She then continued studies in England (1950-1). She is noted for her skills in using colour form and surface in her pictorial compositions. In her later career, Braund became an educator and expert, teaching and reviewing children’s books.

  • Influences

    Braund works mainly with oil, gouache and watercolour. Her later works feature more figurative and abstract forms (1960s). Throughout her career, her works were inspired by her own Australian experience, education and experiences abroad.

  • Exhibitions

    Braund was featured in 6 major exhibitions:
    Look, Look Again (20 October 2011 - 15 December 2012): Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA
    exhibited at
    In the Company of Women: 100 years of Australian women's art from the Cruthers collection (16 February 1995 - 13 March 1995): PICA (Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts), WA
    12th annual Maitland Prize (c.January 1968): Maitland, NSW
    Arts and crafts of practising teachers (2 June 1963 - 14 June 1963): Leveson/ Street Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
    Herald outdoor art show 1953 (12 December 1953 - 20 December 1953): Treasury Gardens, Melbourne, Australia
    exhibited at
    Contemporary Art Society (1943): Melbourne, Vic.

Showing all 28 artworks

Dorothy Braund

Two Figures, 1973
59.5 x 90.5 cm Framed: 70 x 100cm oil on board

Dorothy Braund

TRIO OF WORKS: UNTITLED (FIGURES), 1983
84 x 41 cm Watercolour and gouache on paper

Dorothy Braund

PAIR OF WORKS: NUDE BATHERS AND HELICOPTER 1981, 1981
56 x 31 cm Gouache and watercolour on paper,

Dorothy Braund

Seated Lady in Blue Dress and Hat, 1982
17 x 11.5 cm Watercolour & gouache

Dorothy Braund

Geometric Forms / Figure Studies, 1981
20 x 28.5 cm Watercolour & gouache

Dorothy Braund

Distress, 1997
61 x 90 cm Framed: 63 x 92cm Oil on composition board

Dorothy Braund

Fall, 1987
61 x 91.5 cm Framed: 63 x 93.5cm oil on masonite

Dorothy Braund

Bathing Family
27 x 20 cm Framed: 56 x 46.5cm watercolour on paper

Dorothy Braund

Bathers On White
20 x 27.5 cm Framed: 48.5 x 54cm watercolour on paper

Dorothy Braund

Bathers On Blue
19.5 x 26.5 cm Framed: 48.5 x 54cm watercolour on paper

Dorothy Braund

Bathing Family At Sunset
20 x 27 cm Framed: 48.5 x 54cm watercolour on paper

Dorothy Braund

Flurry Of Fish
14.5 x 20 cm Framed: 32 x 42cm Mixed media on paper

Dorothy Braund

Collapse, 1987
61.5 x 91.5cm Oil on composition board

Dorothy Braund

Band of Musicians (8 Works), 1983
30 x 28 cm (sheet, each) Watercolour and gouache on paper

Dorothy Braund

Band of Musicians (5 Works), 1983
30 x 28 cm (sheet, each) Watercolour and gouache on paper

Dorothy Braund

Band of Musicians (6 Works), 1983
30 x 28 cm (sheet, each) Watercolour and gouache on paper

Dorothy Braund

Band of Musicians (6 Works), 1983
30 x 28 cm (sheet, each) Watercolour and gouache on paper

Dorothy Braund

Band of Musicians (6 Works), 1983
30 x 28 cm (sheet, each) Watercolour and gouache on paper

Dorothy Braund

Band of Musicians (6 Works), 1983
30 x 28 cm (sheet, each) Watercolour and gouache on paper

Dorothy Braund

Australian House III, 1977
12 x 16cm Gouache and pencil on paper

Dorothy Braund

Australian Houses II, 1977
12 x 16cm Gouache and pencil on paper

Dorothy Braund

Australian Houses I, 1977
12 x 16cm Gouache and pencil on paper

Dorothy Braund

Bathers
20 x 27cm Watercolour and gouache on paper

Dorothy Braund

Dirty Dishes, 1975
60 x 90.5cm Oil on composition board

Dorothy Braund

Fatigue, 1987
61 x 91cm oil on board

Dorothy Braund

Bathers Series II
43 x 18cm Watercolour and gouache on paper (triptych 11 x 18 cm each)

Dorothy Braund

Bathers Series I
43 x 18cm Watercolour and gouache on paper (triptych 11 x 18 cm each)

Dorothy Braund

Bums, c. 1959
24.8 x 29.3cm Gouache and watercolour on paper