Native Flowers, Margaret Preston. Print from an edition of 3, colour stencil, gouache, printed on thin black card. 31.3 x 23.0 cm image size, 32.5 x 25.0 on sheet,1949.

Australian artist Margaret Preston, Stencil print, from one hand-cut paper stencil, using color gouache.

Margaret Preston (29 April 1875 – 28 May 1963) was an Australian artist. She was highly influential during the 1920s to 1940s for her modernist works as a painter and printmaker and for introducing Aboriginal motifs into contemporary art.

Margaret Preston April 1875 – 28 May was an Australian artist. She was highly influential during the to for her modernist works as a painter and printmaker and for introducing Aboriginal motifs into contemporary art.Photo by Harold Cazneaux

Margaret Preston "Rock Lily (Native Orchids)," 1953.  Printed in colour from one hand-cut paper stencil. National Gallery of Australia © Margaret Preston.

Margaret Preston "Rock Lily (Native Orchids)," Printed in colour from one hand-cut paper stencil. National Gallery of Australia © Margaret Preston.

Margaret Preston, Grey day in the ranges, 1942. Oil on harboard, 51 x 50.7 cm. Sydney, Art Gallery of NSW.

Margaret Preston, Grey day in the ranges, Oil on harboard, 51 x cm. Sydney, Art Gallery of NSW.

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