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.
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.
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
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
Contemporary Art Society (1943): Melbourne, Vic.
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