|Born||18 November 1862|
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
|Died||6 August 1945 (aged 82)|
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Education||Royal College of Art, National Gallery Art School|
|Known for||Painting, Enamelling|
Alexander Gilfillan (m. 1908–1940)
Vale attended the Royal College of Art in London, Then in 1879, after returning to Melbourne she attended the National Gallery Art Schools, studying under Oswald Rose Campbell, George Folingsby and Frederick McCubbin. Her colleagues at the school included Jane Sutherland and Clara Southern.
In 1893 she also opened a studio at 119 Swanston Street where she gave art lessons and worked as a commissioned portrait painter. In 1895 she set up an art school at Flinders Buildings, where she taught plein air painting. One of her students was Alice Marian Ellen Bale.
She had a one-woman show in 1927 at Queens Hall.
Vale died on 6 August 1945 in Melbourne.
- "May Vale Biography". In the Artist's Footsteps. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
- "May Vale". National Gallery of Victoria. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
- McGrath, Joyce. "Vale, May (1862–1945)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
- Mead, Stephen F. "The Search for Artistic Professionalism in Melbourne: the activities of the Buonarotti Club, 1883 -1887 - No 88 December 2011". latrobejournal.slv.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
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