Artists / Marguerite Mahood

(1901 – 1989)

Mahood is a  celebrated painter, ceramic and metal work artist, cartoonist, lecturer and art historian. She attended the National Gallery School under Frederic McCubbin from 1916-1920 followed by an applied arts course at RMIT and independent studies with Leslie Wilkie. In 1930 she returned to RMIT to study ceramic techniques under Gladys Kelly.


Mahood identified much of her work by monogram. She exhibited decorative Art Nouveau watercolours with the Victorian Artists’ Society and throughout the 1930s and 1940s held successful solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Sydney. She produced a number of publications, her communist sympathies evident in The Disinherited, 1945. In 1973 The Loaded Line, her PHD thesis from Melbourne University, was first published and remains the standard reference for nineteenth-century political cartoons.


The cat and the bird 1930 by Marguerite Mahood

The cat and the bird

wood-block on paper


Purchase for $3,500.00

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