Margaret Clark (1901-2001) was a celebrated Australian children’s illustrator…

Margaret Clark (1901-2001)  was a celebrated Australian illustrator during the Art Deco era. Many of her magical fantasy illustrations appeared in children’s magazines and advertising between 1918 and 1930.

 

In 1918 the Sweetacres Confectionery Company commissioned Margaret to create the decorations for their exclusive line of Chocolates. These rare boxes are sought after by collectors. Sweetacres sponsored Margaret to attend the prestigious Julian Ashton School of Art in Sydney.

 

Margaret was invited to exhibit with the Sydney Society of Women Painters in 1924 with inclusion of 5 illustrations among works by Margaret Preston and May Gibbs. In 1925, a series of six postcards were released in Sydney by S+W Limited which are highly prized by collectors.

 

I would like to promote the work of Margaret Clark in a greater forum than my website.
I am non-profit and using any sales from my site to keep Margaret Clark’s name in circulation with the world. I have located many of her works through this project. Starting off with 2 purchased through e-bay and then one at Auction….
my website is https://www.federationfairies.com.au

Any assistance you can give the project would be greatly appreciated. I am 70 and want to ensure the legacy of wonderful Australian Illustration from the 19209’s era is preserved.

Thank you
Vivien Kells

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