Sherwood, Maud Winifred (1880–1956)

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Sherwood, Maud Winifred (1880–1956)

New Zealand and Australian painter. Name variations: Maud Winifred Kimbell. Born Dec 22, 1880, at Dunedin, New Zealand; died Dec 1, 1956, at Katoomba, NSW, Australia; dau. of Alfred Charles Kimbell and Eliza (Palmer) Kimbell; New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, teacher's certifi cate, 1899; m. Alfred Charles Sherwood, 1917 (div. 1920).

Major contributor to Australian and New Zealand art world, began exhibiting at New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts (1898); taught design, still-life, and sketching classes at Wellington Technical School (early 1900s); studied in Europe and returned to Australia and New Zealand (c. 1913); had solo exhibition at New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington (1925); returned briefly to Australia and then worked and exhibited in Italy, France, Spain, and Tunisia; elected to Society of Artists, Sydney (1933); exhibited at National Centennial Exhibition of New Zealand Art (1940). Received Coronation Medal (1937) and Australian 150th Anniversary Exhibition Medal (1938).

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 3).