# 43872

TAYLOR, Stephanie (1899-1974)

Exhibition of paintings by Stephanie Taylor. Velasquez Gallery, 100 Bourke Street, Melbourne, 10th May to 20th May.

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Melbourne : Velasquez Gallery, [c.1950]. Exhibition catalogue, single large octavo sheet folded into 4 pp, illustrated cover, list of 49 works with prices in guineas; a fine copy.

A scarce catalogue from the influential Velasquez Gallery, located in the basement at the rear of Tye’s Furniture Building, 100 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

‘The manager was painter/printmaker, critic, broadcaster and lecturer Stephanie Taylor (1899–1974), and director, the art collector and connoisseur George Page-Cooper (c.1895-1967). The gallery showed contemporary traditional, and later, Modern Australian art, including some sculpture and prints, as well as indigenous art. In 1948, twenty-seven of Sidney Nolan’s Kelly series paintings were shown at the Velasquez Gallery for the first time. Under the management of Taylor, women artists were given much better exposure than at other galleries, and she organised a number of shows to raise funds for charities.’ – Wikipedia