A still life and coastal artist working in oils, Aline Cusack was born in 1867 in Nelson, New Zealand and received her artistic training from Joseph Bennett, and later continued her studies at the Royal Art Society School under Gordon Coutts. In 1898, she was awarded the School’s President’s Prize and Hanson Prize. She was the sister of artist Edith Cusack together they taught art from their Paling’s Building studio and conducted 'Outdoor Landscape Painting Classes. In the 1890s they were prominent members of the Strathfield Ladies’ Sketch Club and Aline Cusack was the co- founder the Society of Women Painters in 1910, whose members included nearly all the major women artists of the time. She travelled to London in 1905 and travelled and worked in Britain and Europe with her sister, returning to Australia in 1908. The sister held a very successful exhibition in Sydney of over 100 works on their return. She travelled to Europe again in 1914 and worked as a military nurse during World War I. After the war the sisters again travelled in Europe, and again in 1936-37. Aline Cusack died on 12 July, 1949 in Pymble, New South Wales.
The earliest auction listing we have for Aline Cusack is in 1988 and in total 8 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 8 (100%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $3,000 for Ship Moored in Harbour, Sydney, 1896. sold by Davidson Auctions in August 2020. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2020.
Aline Margaret Cusack is listed in the following standard biographical references:
Could the second and subsequent works by this artist sold after June 9, 2010 for over $1,000 be liable for the Artists' Resale Royalty? More info…
No, ineligible. The artist has been deceased for more than 70 years.
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