“I’ve always been knocked out by simplicity. To me it’s got such impact… far more than anything fussy… because you have to get it right. There’s no chance for accidental effects. If you are simple everything has to relate and work.”

Extract from Encyclopedia of Australian Art
Alan and Susan McCulloch 1994

Her flat, carefully designed, small scale paintings (mainly of people) emphasise the silhouette, and are usually either playful or gently satirical. Equally important is her objective to “attain the ultimate in simplicity”, through the play of light on black, white ,brown, grey and other tertiary colours. Her exhibitions from the 1980′s on, were largely with Eastgate & Holst Gallery, Melbourne. Her work was represented in Classical Modernism, The George Bell Circle NGV 1992.

VIEW EDUCATION, AWARDS AND SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

DOROTHY BRAUND

Born Melbourne, 1926 – 2013

 

EDUCATION

1945-1949 National Gallery School, Melbourne
1949 + George Bell School, Melbourne

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1955 Peter Bray Gallery, Melbourne

1957 Brian Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane

1957 Brummels Gallery, Melbourne

1962 Asia Minor, Leveson Street Gallery

1964 Leveson Street Gallery

1965 Nundah Gallery, Canberra

1967 Shapes of Figures, Leveson Street Gallery

1970 20 Small Paintings, Leveson Street Gallery

1976 Paintings 1968-1976, Leveson Street Gallery

1977 Working Drawing and Gouaches, Leveson Street Gallery

1977 Clive Parry Galleries, Melbourne

1979 Year of the Child – gouaches, Leveson Street Gallery

1981 Ideas for Paintings – gouaches, Leveson Street Gallery

1983 Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

1988 The Fun Run, David Ellis Gallery, Melbourne

1990 Tenderness, Eastgate Gallery, Melbourne

1992 Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide

1992 Recent Paintings, Eastgate Gallery

1992 Represented in Classical Modernism. The George Bell Circle, NGV

1994 Survey Exhibition 1949-1974, Eastgate Gallery

1995 Recent Paintings 1992-1995, Eastgate Gallery

1996 Dorothy Braund – Creative Insights, McClelland Gallery Langwarren

1998 Recent Paintings 1995-1998, Eastgate Gallery

1998 Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide

1998 Gregson Flanagan Gallery, Perth

2000 Recent Works, Eastgate Gallery

2002 Recent Paintings, Eastgate Gallery

2004 Selected Gouaches 1955-1989, Eastgate & Holst Gallery, Melbourne

2006 Selected Works, Eastgate & Holst Gallery

2007 Recent Works, Eastgate & Holst Gallery

2009 Works from the Studio, Eastgate & Holst Gallery

2011 Gregson Flanagan Fine Art, Perth

2014 Oils & Works on Paper, Eastgate & Holst Gallery

2016 Endless Summer 1960-1989, Eastgate Gallery

AWARDS

Prizes in competitive exhibitions

1962 Albury

1964 Colac

1966 Bendigo

1972 Muswellbrook

COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Art Gallery of South Australia

National Gallery of Victoria

Queensland Art Gallery

Bendigo Art Gallery

Castlemaine Art Gallery

McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

Albury Regional Art Gallery

LaTrobe University Art Museum

Monash University Museum of Art

Private collections in Australia and abroad

Dorothy Braund, Bathers, 1975, oil on board, 60x91cm SOLD
Dorothy Braund, Bathers, 1975, oil on board, 60x91cm SOLD
Dorothy Braund, Cramp, 1987, Oil on Board, 61x91cm SOLD
Dorothy Braund, Cramp, 1987, Oil on Board, 61x91cm SOLD
Dorothy Braund, Friends, 1989, oil on Board, 61x91cm SOLD
Dorothy Braund, Friends, 1989, oil on Board, 61x91cm SOLD
Dorothy Braund, Floating Figure, 1987, oil on board,		60 x 90cm $9900
Dorothy Braund, Floating Figure, 1987, oil on board, 60 x 90cm $9900
Dorothy Braund, Finish Line, 1987, Oil on Board, 61x90cm $9900
Dorothy Braund, Finish Line, 1987, Oil on Board, 61x90cm $9900
Dorothy Braund, Chair Shapes 2, 1966, Oil on Board, 91x121cm $12,000 - on reserve
Dorothy Braund, Chair Shapes 2, 1966, Oil on Board, 91x121cm $12,000 - on reserve
Dorothy Braund, Two Nudes, 1969, Oil on Board, 30x40cm SOLD
Dorothy Braund, Two Nudes, 1969, Oil on Board, 30x40cm SOLD
Dorothy Braund, Nude, 1969, Oil on Board, 40x60cm $8800
Dorothy Braund, Nude, 1969, Oil on Board, 40x60cm $8800
Dorothy Braund, Brighton, 1977, Gouache on Paper, 43x56cm SOLD
Dorothy Braund, Brighton, 1977, Gouache on Paper, 43x56cm SOLD
Dorothy Braund, Beach Couples, 1974, Gouache on Paper, 37 x 50cm $4800
Dorothy Braund, Beach Couples, 1974, Gouache on Paper, 37 x 50cm $4800
Dorothy Braund, Beach Bodies c.1985, gouache on paper, 40 x 50cm $4800
Dorothy Braund, Beach Bodies c.1985, gouache on paper, 40 x 50cm $4800
Dorothy Braund, Waiting, 1986, Gouache on Paper, 38x50cm $4800
Dorothy Braund, Waiting, 1986, Gouache on Paper, 38x50cm $4800
Dorothy Braund, Untitled, 1980, gouache on Paper, 40x25cm $3800
Dorothy Braund, Untitled, 1980, gouache on Paper, 40x25cm $3800
Dorothy Braund, Lovers, 1986, Gouache on Paper, 38x51cm SOLD
Dorothy Braund, Lovers, 1986, Gouache on Paper, 38x51cm SOLD
Dorothy Braund, Families 1, gouache on paper 40x50cm $4800
Dorothy Braund, Families 1, gouache on paper 40x50cm $4800
Dorothy Braund, Surfer, 1960, Gouache on Paper, 47x34cm $4800
Dorothy Braund, Surfer, 1960, Gouache on Paper, 47x34cm $4800