Aileen Rose Dent was born in Deniliquin, New South Wales in 1890. A student at the National Gallery School in Melbourne from 1909 -1916, Dent exhibited at the Atheneum Gallery, Melbourne on a regular basis from 1920. In 1939 she painted a portrait of Jean Burns, Australia’s youngest aviator and first female parachutist, (collection of Jean Burns). Dent’s paintings were also included in the exhibition, Australian Women Artists, One Hundred Years 1840 -1940, held at Melbourne University, Ewing and George Paton Gallery. She died in 1979.

Scherer, Rodney
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