Elaine Haxton

Elaine Alys Haxton (1909–1999) was an Australian painter, printmaker, designer and commercial artist.[1] Haxton was noted for both fine and commercial art - she was one of five women artists exhibited at the Australian Commercial and Industrial Artists Association (ACIAA)'s first Sydney exhibition in 1940, three years after the association's founding in 1937.[2] She won the 1943 Sir John Sulman Prize for a mural at le Coq D'Or Restaurant, Sydney.

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  1. ^ Andrew Sayers, Dictionary of Australian Artists Online
  2. ^ Jackie Dickenson Australian Women in Advertising in the Twentieth Century - 2015- Page 87 1137514345 "There was a hint of disapproval in estimations of the work of the artist and theatre designer Elaine Haxton (1909–99)... Haxton was one of five women artists to participate in the first Sydney exhibition of ACIAA in 1940, and she continued to take part in commercial art events throughout the rest of her career.21 In the 1960s, the Australian national airline Qantas ..."