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The Margaret Vine Estate of Applied Arts

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Margaret Vine pictured with Australian artist Sir Russell Drysdale.

The Margaret Vine Estate of Applied Arts

Margaret Ann Vine (1936 – 2018), born in Brisbane, inherited her parent’s passion for collecting. She lived in various Australian cities during her life, but spent a great deal of time in Brisbane (1963-1983). Her love of collecting ceramics, fine art, jewellery, and antique furniture developed strongly during this period. She had an eye for the unusual and was in Brisbane when the city became a centre for emerging artists such as Jon Molvig, Milton Moon and Carl McConnell. In this milieu of artistic activity, Margaret worked for a local Brisbane gallery, setting up exhibitions, enabling her to acquire some works directly from the artists.

Her fine art and ceramic collections represent a veritable “Who’s Who” of the period, including Jon Molvig, Clifton Pugh, Arthur Boyd, Donald Friend, Nevil Matthews, Russell Drysdale, Milton Moon, Carl McConnell, Peter Rushforth, Les Blakebrough, Derek Smith and Col Levy. Margaret was also an avid supporter of the emergent immigrant artists such as Shigeo Shiga, Hiroe Swen, Josef Szirer and Shunichi Inoue.

This June online auction of Margaret’s estate faithfully represents her abiding passion for collecting and supporting the arts.

Robert Williams
Head of Decorative Arts, Sydney

ONLINE AUCTION 2 MAY – 5 JUNE

Sydney Enquiries
Robert Williams
Head of Decorative Arts, Sydney
02 9362 9045 | 0403 142 106
robert.williams@leonardjoel.com.au

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