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Born 1938, Jocelyn Maughan studied five years full-time at the National Art School, Sydney, graduating in 1958. Notable and influential teachers included Jimmy Cook, Peter Laverty and Tom Thompson. Fellow students also sparked off each other and of special mention were the talented Brian Dunlop, Margaret Woodward and Robin Norling. Maughan founded the art school on the Meadowbank campus of the Department of Technical Education, concurrent with a career as a practising and exhibiting artist. She has been a guest lecturer, demonstrator and judge for a number of art societies, universities, schools of art and the Art Gallery of NSW.

Awards: Robert Le Gay Brereton Prize for Draughtsmanship (student award) 1957; Portia Geach Prize for Portrait Painting 1976; Margaret Fesq Prize for Portrait Painting (RAS award) 1983; various municipal art awards, including Gosford Art Prize 2019. Order of Australia Medal “for service to the visual arts, and to education”, 2018.

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