Curzona Allport (1860-1949)
Curzona Frances Louise Allport, known to her family as Lily, was determined to be an artist from an early age. She achieved her ambition but had to leave Tasmania to do so. In 1888 she left for England with her mother and sister Eva to live and work in Europe. Lily’s mother and brother gave her a generous yearly allowance, although she also earned her own money through teaching and sales of her work. In 1933, back in Hobart, she set up the Bolt Press in her studio in Collins Street, and concentrated on printmaking for the rest of her long life.