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Mayo, Lilian Daphne (1895 - 1982)

Born
1 October 1895
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
31 July 1982
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Sculptor

Summary

Daphne Mayo studied sculpture in Sydney and London before travelling through France and Italy as a Royal Academy travelling scholar. She returned to Brisbane in 1925 and carved the Brisbane City Hall tympanum (1927-30); the Queensland Women's War Memorial, Anzac Square (1929-32); and relief panels for the chapel at Mt Thompson Crematorium (1934). With Vida Lahey she founded the Queensland Art Fund. In 1960 she was appointed the Queensland Art Gallery's first woman trustee. Her last large commission was a statue of Sir William Glasgow (1961-64).

Archival resources

State Library of New South Wales

  • Public Library of New South Wales: The eastern 'Aboriginal doors' sculpted by Daphne Mayo, c. 1942, SPF/196 (from the papers of W.H. Ifould, ML MSS 1878 Mitchell Library); Mayo, Lilian Daphne (1895 - 1982), Mayo, Daphne; State Library of New South Wales. Details

State Library of Victoria

  • Daphne Mayo: Australian Art and Artists file, AAA Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982; State Library of Victoria. Details

Barbara Lemon

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