Clarice Beckett (1887-1935) was born in Casterton, Victoria. She studied at the National Gallery School from 1914 to 1916 and then more intensely with Max Meldrum from 1917. In 1919 her family moved to Beaumaris and there she remained for the rest of her life.
Her most well known works are coastal views around Beaumaris, nightscapes of Melbourne and seascapes. She exhibited regularly for 20 years however upon her death in 1935, she was almost forgotten. In the 1970’s Ros Hollinrake rediscovered her. A major exhibition of her work entitled Clarice Beckett Politically Incorrect curated by Ros Hollinrake toured Australia in 1999/2000.