Happy New Year! The Work of the Week for January 1 - 8, 2018 is House Party by Irene McCaugherty (1914 – 1996).
This artwork was recently acquired through a generous donation to the AFA collection of 22 artworks from the estate of Irene McCaugherty. Learn more about donating to the AFA collection.
Irene McCaugherty's subject matter comes from stories old-timers told her about their experiences from settlement and rough rural life: painting was her way of recording these stories. Her pieces were a trademark size of 50 centimetres, because she painted landscape as seen through her truck windshield. Read more of Irene's bio, including more of her artwork, through the AFA virtual museum.