Mother and Child, Elaine Haxton
  • Artist
    Elaine Haxton
  • Born
    1909
  • Died
    1995
  • Title
    Mother and Child
  • Date of Production
    1945
  • Medium
    oil on composition board
  • Dimensions
    612 x 521 mm
  • Credit Details
    George Crouch Prize, 1946

Elaine Haxton

Mother and Child

Painter, graphic artist and theatre designer, Elaine Haxton studied at the East Sydney Technical School before traveling to London to further her studies at the Grosvenor School of Art.  With the outbreak of war, Haxton returned to Australia via Mexico and later continued her extensive travels including visits to study theatre design in New York and China.

Haxton won the Crouch Prize for this work in 1946.  Described by the judge Louis McCubbin as being 'a most beautiful arrangement with something of the feeling of the early Italian masters together with a charming conception of form and colour', this work reflects an abiding interest in medieval Italian painting.