The Scheding Index of Australian Art & Artists

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The Scheding Index is especially useful in providing sources of information on early Australian artists, particularly lesser-known ones and in providing lesser-known biographical references for well-known Australian artists. The Index is not yet as thorough in terms of recording information on Contemporary Australian artists, given the proliferation of publications devoted to them.

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Niel Gren Self Portrait

Nils Gren (Niel A. Gren) 1893 - 1940
Self Portrait 1919
oil on board; 28.5 x 22cm inscribed and signed lower left: To my friend/R S Wakelin/with best wishes/ from Niel A Gren/27.2.1919
Exhibited: 'Sydney Moderns – Art for a New World', Art Gallery of NSW, 2013; Illustrated: The Artist, 1941 (cover illustration); Early Sydney Moderns, Jean Campbell, Craftsman House, 1988, p31; Sydney Moderns – Art for a New World, Art Gallery of NSW, 2013, p40.
Art Gallery of New South Wales. Purchased 2017