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