Born in Adelaide in 1875, Preston studied in Adelaide, Melbourne and in Europe. She was a painter, wood engraver and printmaker, and was greatly interested in the decorative beauty of Aboriginal bark paintings. She became celebrated throughout Australia for her deocrative still life studies, particularly of native flowers. Her work is represented in several state galleries and in collections in New Zealand and America. She died in 1963. Edit or add to this biography
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|Total number sold||Number with images||Highest price||Recent average price*|
|Works on Paper||39||27||A$52,900||A$22,452|
|Prints & Graphics||323||182||A$67,100||A$18,839|
* Calculated on sales over the last three years, where there are a sufficient number of sales over that period.
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