Hans Heysen
Hans Heysen

Hans Heysen

Sir Hans Heysen, OBE was a German-born Australian artist. He became a household name for his watercolours of monumental Australian gum trees.

Born: October 8, 1877, Hamburg, Germany
Died: July 2, 1968
Education: École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts
Artwork: The Three Gums, Brachina Gorge, Mystic Morn, Toilers, More

Sir Hans Heysen, OBE (8 October 1877 – 2 July 1968) was a German-born Australian artist. He became a household name for his watercolours of monumental Australian gum trees. Heysen also produced images of men and animals toiling in the Australian bush, as well as groundbreaking depictions of arid landscapes in the Flinders Ranges. He won the Wynne Prize for landscape painting a record nine times.