Dora Serle


Dora Beatrice Serle (1875–1968), was an Australian painter. She was the president of the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors from 1933 to 1934.

Dora Serle
Dora Beatrice Hake

(1875-09-02)2 September 1875
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died10 September 1968(1968-09-10) (aged 93)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Known forPainting
(m. 1910⁠–⁠1951)

Biography edit

Serle was born on 2 September 1875 in Melbourne, Australia.[1]

She studied at the National Gallery school where she was taught by Phillips Fox, Jane Sutherland, and Walter Withers.[2] She attended the Gallery School with her sister Elsie Barlow.[3]

In 1902 Serle travelled to Paris, France, where she was exposed to the Impressionists, which influenced her subsequent work.[2]

In 1910 she married the scholar Percival Serle (1871–1951).[2] In 1922 she gave birth to their third child, Geoffrey Serle, an historian and Rhodes Scholar.

Serle was a member of the Victorian Artists Society, the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors and the Lyceum Club.[2]

She died on 10 September 1968 at Hawthorn, Melbourne.[4]

Hacke Place in the Canberra suburb of Conder is named in her honour and that of her younger sister Elsie Barlow, the misspelling of their maiden name being gazetted in 1988.[5]

Exhibitions edit

Legacy edit

Serle's paintings are in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria.[7][4]

References edit

  1. ^ "Dora Serle". National Gallery of Victoria. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Serle, Geoffrey. Serle, Dora Beatrice (1875–1968). National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 1 April 2018. {{cite book}}: |website= ignored (help)
  3. ^ "Elsie Frederica Barlow". Australian Art Gallery. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Serle, Dora (1875–1968)". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  5. ^ "National Memorial Ordinance 1928 Determination of Nomenclature Australian Capital Territory National Memorials Ordinance 1928 Determination of Nomenclature". Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Periodic (National : 1977–2011). 31 August 1988. p. 1. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Art exhibition at Hawthorn". The Age. 2 December 1943. p. 4.
  7. ^ Dora, SERLE. "Summertime, Croydon". Retrieved 1 April 2018.

External links edit

  • images of Dora Serle's paintings on MutualArt
  • Dora Serle [Australian art and artists file], State Library Victoria