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In a period of time where many of Australias artists were woman a time confused with wars that had been and wars that were to come a time when art was pure and true one particular female artist rose above the rest and her name was Margaret Preston Born in Adelaide in early 1875 she lived a long eighty eight years and in those years provided some of the greatest and most unique art Australia had ever seen She moved around a lot in her childhood jumping from city to city along the eastern coast but at the fairly young age of nineteen was suddenly brought back to the city of her birth to be by her sailor father as illness lead to his death in 1894 It was back in Adelaide where she took up her major art training at the Adelaide school of design and also landed her first job as a teacher She very much enjoyed this job as it had nothing much to do with her personal art The reason this was good for her is because she strived to create her art strictly for pleasure rather than profit something she well achieved Of course if it wasnt money she was getting she would gladly accept praise and to see just how well her works where doing in the world she planned a trip to England and Europe in 1904 and stayed a three years that were anything but short to her She hated the art in Europe and the feeling was mutual over there her art wasnt quite as impressive as shed hoped to put it kindly The people were admiring paintings that she thought terrible and that was on a good day Soon after this unpleasant experience she turned to the learning of Japanese art at the Musee Guimet and came to happily accept that there is more than one vision in art After coming
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