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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

JOEL, Grace 1865–1924

JOEL, Grace 1865–1924

Born Dunedin, studied art at the National Gallery School in Melbourne, Australia, and under G. P. Nerli in Dunedin. Exhibited with OAS from 1886; in 1895 was on the committee of the newly formed Easel Club, with Nerli another committee member. Exhibited nudes and portraits at Otago Industrial Ex 1898. In 1901 left for Europe and studied at Julian Academy, Paris. Settled in London, visiting New Zealand and Australia in 1906. Exhibited with RA 1908, 1915, 1920 and with the Paris Salon and the Scottish Academy; page 140 was chosen as one of five women painters worthy of note in an article in La Revue Moderne, Paris 1921. Died in London. Strong paintings of mother and child compositions are the most characteristic of her work. Represented: ACAG, McDougall, Hocken, Turnbull.