A group of material relating to commercial art training in Australia, 1941

COMMERCIAL ART ARCHIVE. ART TRAINING INSTITUTE. KENAVAN, Wilma

$200.00

Condition: Very Good

Includes a typed letter to Wilma Kenavan from the Art Training Institute, 80 Swanston St, Melbourne, assuring her that she has ‘exceptional promise’ and encouraging her to enrol in their course. Accompanied by a letter from the company accountant with ‘money back guarantee’ and an enrolment form. The samples of her work show that she was not particularly talented, and we assume that she must have known. Less than a year later, on 31 January 1942 she married Allan Ernest Gribble. In 1929 she had been ‘best-dressed girl’ at the Sandgate State School Ball. (Brisbane Courier, 21 Sep 1929). Full name Edna Grace Wilma Kenavan, born 15 Feb 1917. * Together with ‘The New era in commercial art’ published in the late 1930s by the Art Training Institure. 32 pp. * Booklet and charts from the Brodie Mack Correspondence Art School, and ‘Art for Commercial Use’ booklet from the London International Correspondence School. With 20-odd samples of her childish work from the late 1930s.

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