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Mort, Eirene (1879 - 1977)

Born
17 November 1879
Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
1 December 1977
Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Graphic designer

Summary

With her friend Nora Weston, Eirene Mort set up a graphic design studio in Sydney in 1906 where lessons were offered in craft, drawing, design, wood carving, metalwork and book-binding. The emphasis was upon Australian subject matter in design.

Details

Mort was a founder of the Society of Arts and Crafts of New South Wales. She wrote and illustrated articles for the Sydney Mail and Art and Architecture, and illustrated several books including Florence Sulman's A Popular Guide to the Wild Flowers of New South Wales (1913), her own The Story of Architecture (1942), and her brother Selwyn Mort's Coins of the Hapsburg Emperors 1619-1919.

Barbara Lemon

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