Clarice Beckett was an Australian landscape painter who lived from 1887 to 1935. She used to pull a homemade painting trolley around Melbourne, working on city streets and beaches. She lived with her parents until her death and chose to have relationships with men without marrying. She was passionately devoted to her art, despite cold treatment from critics and scarce earnings. She died shortly after getting caught out in a storm while painting, and was largely forgotten by art history.
Colleen Kitts • Jun 17th, 2012 • Category: Feature Post, Goose Lane Authors, Interviews