CRAIG, Sybil Mary Frances
Australian | English
18 November 1901
Australia from 1902; England, France 1922
Artist (painter) | Drawer | Printmaker
Worked: Australia (VIC). Linocuts, Monotypes
8 Dandenong Road, Caulfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Born in Melbourne, Sybil Craig first studied drawing with the etcher John Shirlow, who was a family friend. In 1924 she joined the School of Drawing at the National Gallery School, and from 1927 to 1931 continued her studies in painting under Bernard Hall and W. B. Mcinnes. In 1932 she held her first one-woman exhibition at the Athenaeum and the next year exhibited with the Melbourne Society of Women Painters. Craig studied design and printmaking under Robert Timmings at the Melbourne Technical College in 1935 and in 1936 experimented with linocuts. From 1934 to 1951 she exhibited with the Victorian Artists' Society and in 1947 became a member of the ‘Twenty Melbourne Painters’.
© Roger Butler, 1981.
Published in Melbourne Woodcuts & Linocuts of the 1920s & 1930s, exhibition catalogue, Ballarat: Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, 1981.