CALLAWAY, Marguerite Henriette (née)
29 July 1901
14 October 1989
Activist | Art teacher | Artist (commercial) | Artist (painter) | Ceramic artist | Decorative / design artist | Drawer | Historian | Illustrator | Potter | Printmaker
Worked: Australia (VIC). Linocuts, Screenprints
Marguerite Hood was born in Melbourne in 1901. She studied drawing at the National Gallery School under McCubbin and Mcinness, and applied art at the Working Man’s College. She first exhibited linocuts with the Victorian Artists Society in April 1925. In recent years she has again worked in the medium. From 1947-51 she ran a screenprinting buisness.
Hood is best known as a cartoonist, illustrator and ceramic artist, and her book The Loaded Line, Australian Political caricature 1788 1901, which was published by Melbourne University Press, 1973.
Mahood died in Melbourne, in 1989.
© Roger Butler, 1981, revised 2009.
Published in Melbourne Woodcuts & Linocuts of the 1920s & 1930s, exhibition catalogue, Canberra: National Library of Australia, 1981.