Athol SHMITH, Paule Paulus Enlarge 1 /1


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1914 – 1990

Paule Paulus 1948 Materials & Technique: photographs, gelatin silver photograph

Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Dimensions: printed image 31.5 h x 28.6 w cm sheet 49.4 h x 39.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1989
Accession No: NGA 89.2182

‘This is a portrait of my ex-wife, better known as Paule Paulus. She was the chief mannequin for Christian Dior in Paris and came to Australia in 1949. She was one of the best-dressed women in Australia.’ (Shmith)

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