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Thursday, 24 October 2013 03:20

John Gould

John Gould FRS (14 September 1804 – 3 February 1881) was an English ornithologist and bird artist. He published a number of monographs on birds, illustrated by plates that he produced with the assistance of his wife, Elizabeth Gould, and several other artists including Edward Lear, Henry Constantine Richter, Joseph Wolf and William Matthew Hart. He has been considered the father of bird study in Australia and the Gould League in Australia is named after him. His identification of the birds now nicknamed "Darwin's finches" played a role in the inception of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. Gould's work is referenced in Charles Darwin's book, On the Origin of Species. He is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery, London.

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 07:40

Wesley Penberthy - Paintings for Sale

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 07:24

Sydney Long

Sydney Long (1871–1955) was an Australian artist.

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 07:15

Robert Dickerson

Robert Henry Dickerson, AO (born 30 March 1924) is an Australian figurative painter and former member of the Antipodeans group of artists. Dickerson is one of Australia's most recognised figurative artists and one of a generation of influential artists who include Ray Crooke, Charles Blackman, Laurence Hope, Margaret Olley and Inge King.

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 07:11

Rhys Williams (1894-1976) Australia

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 07:06

Roland Wakelin

Roland Shakespeare Wakelin (17 April 1887 – 28 May 1971) was an Australian painter and teacher, born in Greytown, New Zealand, who with Roy de Maistre and Grace Cossington Smith are regarded as founding the modern movement in Sydney.

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 07:04

Wakelin, Roland Shakespeare (1887–1971)

Roland Shakespeare Wakelin (1887-1971), artist, was born on 17 April 1887 at Greytown, New Zealand, youngest of seven children of Richard Alfred Wakelin, an English-born timber merchant, and his wife Emily, née Noakes, from Auckland. Roland began sketching and painting as a boy. Educated at Wellington Technical School on a scholarship in 1902-03, while employed with the Land and Income Tax Department he continued night and Saturday art classes at the school under Henri Bastings and H. Linley Richardson and exhibited at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts.

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 06:52

Jesse Jewhurst Hilder (1881–1916)

J J Hilder (23 July 1881 – 10 April 1916), also known as Jesse Jewhurst Hilder, was an Australian watercolourist.

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 06:49

Jesse Jewhurst Hilder (1881–1916)

Jesse Jewhurst Hilder (1881-1916) artist, was born on 23 July 1881 at Toowoomba, Queensland, fourth son and eighth child of Henry Hilder, a Sussex-born engine driver, and his Indian-born wife Elizabeth, née Hall. His father had reached Queensland with his family in the Gauntlet in 1875; all were musical. Jesse attended the Toowoomba North State School until in 1890 the family moved to Brisbane, when he went to Fortitude Valley State School and to Brisbane Grammar School on a three-year scholarship. He had already developed a keen interest in drawing and painting, encouraged by the architect T. H. Addison and artist Walter Jenner.

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 06:45

Harold Frederick Abbott

Harold Frederick Abbott was a portrait painter and teacher of art by profession. From 1923 he began studying art part time at the Sydney Art School under Julian Ashton and Henry Gibbons. In 1931, after being awarded the NSW Society of Artists Travelling Scholarship, Abbott moved to London where he spent the next two years studying at the Royal Academy, returning to Australia in 1933. Abbott became highly accomplished in portraiture, still life, and genre paintings, winning the Sulman Prize in 1940. Portraiture was of particular interest to Abbott. His dedication to depicting his subjects with great honesty and likeness is evident in all of the portraits he produced throughout his career. Characteristics of his style were his simplicity in approach, an awareness of compositional balance, use of light to create depth and shadow, and his narrative painterly style.

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