Paintings & Prints

Paintings & Prints

This gallery contains a selection of original paintings, prints, and books from our family collection.

Brownie Downing’s studies of indigenous Australian children were the first to become prints, and are some of her most well-known artworks.

The first run of original paintings would sell for a dollar a piece and, although she painted very quickly, she was inundated with work. She and her first husband Ronald, who was by now her marketing manager, decided to test the waters by printing three small originals. They proved so successful that soon they added many more and branched into the ceramics market.

Book - Tinka and His Friends

Book – Tinka and His Friends

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Print - indigenous Australian child 1

Print – indigenous Australian child 1

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Print - indigenous Australian child 2

Print – indigenous Australian child 2

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Print - indigenous Australian child 3

Print – indigenous Australian child 3

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Print - indigenous Australian child 4

Print – indigenous Australian child 4

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Print -indigenous Australian child 5

Print -indigenous Australian child 5

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Print -indigenous Australian child 6

Print -indigenous Australian child 6

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Print - indigenous Australian child 7

Print – indigenous Australian child 7

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Print - indigenous Australian child 8

Print – indigenous Australian child 8

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Original framed print - indigeneous Austrailian child

Original framed print – indigeneous Austrailian child

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Original painting - Baby in a Coolibah

Original painting – Baby in a Coolibah

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Print - early study of indigenous Australian boy

Print – early study of indigenous Australian boy

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