Once called 'the invisible woman of Australian art' by art critic John McDonald, at 81, Elisabeth Cummings has never been more prominent or more successful. Since completing her Diploma of Painting with Honours in 1958 at NAS, Cummings’s work has evolved from the modernist and figurative to progressively become more abstract and focused on the landscape. Known to many generations of NAS students, having taught sporadically from 1969 to 2001, Cummings’s work is included in the current exhibition Ann Thomson and Contemporaries.
Image: Elisabeth Cummings, Where the Parro meets the Darling 2015 (detail), oil on canvas. Image courtesy the artist and King Street Gallery on William.