Jessie Traill was one of Australia's most outstanding etchers, working in a field uncommon for women of her time. This biography explores her remarkable life - as artist, traveler, humanitarian and independent spirit. From the ten-year-old who first met Tom Roberts painting on the shores of Port Phillip Bay, to a student of Frederick McCubbin and etchers John Mather and Frank Brangwyn, Jessie developed her professional skills. She interrupted her career to work as a voluntary nurse in France during World War I, later raising funds for and revisiting war-torn Europe. Through diary extracts, descriptions of her world travels and personal letters we hear her voice and see through her eyes, beauty, humor and the joys of simple living.
Publication Date: 21-Nov-2019
Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing Pty, Limited