In 1996 Ethel Carrick Fox became Australia’s highest priced woman artist when her painting of a French flower market sold at auction for $105,500. She had been ignored for decades – some of her unsigned works had been attributed to her more famous husband, Emanuel Phillips Fox, by unscrupulous art dealers who also accused her of forging her husband’s name on her works in order to sell them at higher prices. Carrick’s life was just as colourful as her art.
Ethel Carrick Fox in an outstanding example of a highly talented and determined woman who refused to conform to the expectations of her era. This superbly illustrated biography aims to restore her rightful place in the canon of Australian and International art.