Papers of Hilda Rix Nicholas, 1885-1971 [manuscript]
- Bib ID:
- Nicholas, Hilda Rix, 1884-1961
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- Finding aid at National Library of Australia
- Access Conditions:
- Available for reference. Not for loan.
- 4.90 m. (32 boxes + 1 folio box)
The bulk of the papers comprise correspondence both with friends and of a business nature. There is a large series of letters written by Nicholas to her son Rix Wright and to her close friend Dorothy Richmond, which give a good insight into her day-to-day life and her art. Apart from correspondence with Howard Ashton and Henrietta Gulliver, there is little in the way of correspondence with other artists. Other correspondents include Will Ashton, Dion Boucicault, James Darling, John Galsworthy, Bernard Hall, John Masefield, Charles Masson, William Moore, Mary Raphael and Beatrice Tange. There are journals kept by Nicholas and her sister Elsie of their trip to Europe in 1907 and by Dorothy Richmond of the trip she undertook with Nicholas in 1924-1926. There are a large number of photographs, which include many of paintings by Nicholas.
Australian artist. First formal training at the National Gallery School, Melbourne, under Frederick McCubbin. From 1907 to 1918 studied art in Europe in both London and Paris. Toured extensively during this time including trips to Italy and Morocco. From 1924 to 1926 returned to Europe with close friend Dorothy Richmond, taking a studio in Paris and touring regional France on painting trips. she was appointed an Associate of the Paris Salon in 1925. In 1928 settled in Delgate, New South Wales where she lived for the rest of her life, continuing with her art and painting mostly scenes of life in rural Australia. Over her long career, exhibited both nationally and internationally, with the French Government purchasing two of her works for its national collection. She was admitted to the Paris Salon in 1925.
- Manuscript reference no.: MS 9817.
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- Finding aid available online.
- Time Coverage:
- 1885, 1971
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- Literary Dramatic Musical
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