Dora Meeson

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Dora Meeson
Dora Meeson Coates, Wife of the Artist.jpg
George James Coates: Dora Meeson Coates
Born (1869-08-07)7 August 1869
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Died 24 March 1955(1955-03-24) (aged 85)
Chelsea, London, England
Nationality Australian
Education 1898–1899 Académie Julian
c.1896-c.1898 Slade School of Fine Art
National Gallery of Victoria Art School
Christchurch School of Art, Christchurch, NZ
Known for painter
Spouse(s) George James Coates
Elected ROI in 1919
Website Meeson, Dora DAAO

Dora Meeson (1869–1955) was an Australian Artist and an elected member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in London, England.[1] She was a member of the British Artists' Suffrage League.[2] A representation of her banner was used on the design of the Australian 2003 dollar coin celebrating the centenary of women's suffrage. She was married to fellow artist George James Coates on 23 July 1903.

Group exhibitions[edit]



  1. ^ Haese, Richard, "Meeson, Dora (1869–1955)", Australian Dictionary of Biography, Australian National University
  2. ^ "How Australia led the way: Dora Meeson Coates and British Suffrage". Australian Government – FaHCSIA.
  3. ^ Hammond, Victoria; Peers, Juliette; Heide Park and Art Gallery (1992). Completing the picture : women artists and the Heidelberg era (3rd ed.). Artmoves. ISBN 978-0-646-07493-1
  4. ^ Meeson, Dora. "1916 – Leaving for the front". Art Gallery of Ballarat.
  5. ^ "Dora Meeson". Art Gallery of NSW.
  6. ^ Meeson, Dora. "St. Paul's Cathedral, London, after the surrounding building has been flattened by enemy bombing". Australian War Memorial.
  7. ^ "Dora Meeson". Benalla Art Gallery.
  8. ^ "MEESON, Dora". Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum. Archived from the original on 15 February 2013.
  9. ^ Meeson, Dora. "Portrait of Mrs E Marsh née Seager 1894". Christchurch Art Gallery. Archived from the original on 9 August 2014.
  10. ^ Meeson, Dora. "The Thames at Chelsea". Art Gallery NSW.
  11. ^ Meeson, Dora. "Members of the QMAAC : at work in the cookhouse, RAF Camp, Charlton Park". Imperial War Museum.
  12. ^ "Dora Meeson". Museum of London.
  13. ^ Meeson, Dora. "Peace Celebrations, Indian Troops Marching down Whitehall, 1919". BBC – National Army Museum.
  14. ^ "Dora Meeson". National Gallery of Australia.
  15. ^ "Dora Meeson". National Gallery of Victoria.
  16. ^ "Dora Meeson". National Library of Australia.
  17. ^ "Meeson, Dora". State Library of Tasmania.

Further reading[edit]

  • Wright, Clare (2018). You Daughters of Freedom: The Australians Who Won the Vote and Inspired the World. Melbourne: Text Publishing. ISBN 9781925603934.

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