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Title - Gladys Reynell of Reynella, S. Aust., in a row boat. Undated photograph.

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Subject(s) People  Women  Boats     
Reference # 4765
Description Gladys Reynell of Reynella, S. Aust., in a row boat. Undated photograph.
Format(s) Photo (Black & White)  - 14 x 9 cm  Digital Image  - jpeg 
Notes Gladys Reynell, born 1881 at Glenelg, was one of five children of Walter Reynell and Emily Bakewell of Reynella. She studied painting with Margaret Rose Macpherson and in 1912 accompanied her to Europe, living and studying in Paris and later London. Her brother Rupert, a surgeon in London during the war, encouraged Gladys to learn pottery in support of handicrafts for the rehabilitation of soldiers. She studied at the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts in 1916. In 1918 Gladys and Rose began teaching pottery to soldiers at a hospital in Devon. Gladys returned home in 1919 to her sick father, who died that year. She established the Reynella Pottery, the first of its kind in South Australia. Using local materials and building and firing her own kiln she created earthenware based on early European folk pottery and decorated them with designs inspired by both Aboriginal art and the modernists. She married George Osborne in 1922 and moved to Victoria. In World War II she worked in the army pay corps, in the Taxation Office, and as a translator of French. Gladys died of cancer on 16 November 1956, and her ashes were scattered at the old Dingley Dell site at Reynella.
Date n.d.
Source REY-BI-5
Publisher Reynella, S. Aust., n.d.
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