Photograph album with photographs of artworks by Helen Ilich in Yugoslavia and Melbourne. There are ten pages filled with photographs. Included in the album are numerous still lifes, predominately flowers in vases, landscapes, generally depicting the Australian countryside, two portraits, and several paintings of horses. Page nine of the album also contains a photograph of Helen being presented with an award at the Heidelberg Artists' Society and the certificate is placed next to it.

Helen migrated to Melbourne from Croatia in 1953 with her two children, her husband already having arrived. She had always wanted to be an artist but rarely had the opportunity or parental support to pursue her passion. This continued in Australia but she found a degree of artistic outlet by working in three ceramic studios around Melbourne - Ellis, Isobel (a small independent business) and Guy Boyd's studio which she particularly enjoyed. At the Boyd studio she painted many ceramic pieces with Australian landscape and Aboriginal motifs, produced for the domestic and tourist markets. Helen later joined the Heidelberg Artists' Society and taught painting at home, producing many works of her own.

Physical Description

Grey vinyl photograph album with cardboard pages, each with an adhesive plastic sheet. The cover of the album has two gold rectangles and the word photos.

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