When in Doubt - Wash, 1994
Lesbia Thorpe (1919 - 2009)
48 x 38.5cm
signed lower right
Edition 3/6 of this print is in National Gallery of Australia collection - Accession No: NGA 2007.1320
0419 540 162
Lesbia Thorpe was born in Melbourne and grew up in Sydney. From 1931-37 she studied fine art with Dattjlo Rubbo in Sydney and from 1953-54 she studied print making with Gertrude Hermes in London.
Lesbia began exhibiting in 1941 and had more than 20 solo exhibitions and many more group exhibitions. Her exhibitions were held in all states of Australia and overseas in London, Zurich, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Stockholm and Tokyo.
Lesbia was a member of the Royal Art Society and Royal Graphic Arts Society, London. She won many prizes including the Maude-Vizard Wholohan Print Prize (twice), Victorian Society Print Prize and Geelong and Portland Print Prizes.
Lesbia’s work is represented in every State Gallery in Australia.