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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 06:34

Darcy Doyle

D'Arcy William Doyle (19 November 1932 – 28 August 2001) was a painter of Australian landscapes and historical scenes.

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 06:10

Tim Storrier's Biography

Born in 1949 in Sydney, Tim studied at the National Art School. He lives in Bathurst NSW.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 06:05

Benjamin Edwin Minns

Benjamin Edwin Minns (17 November 1863 – 21 February 1937) was an Australian artist, recognised as one of Australia's foremost watercolourists.

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 06:00

Pro Hart

Kevin Charles "Pro" Hart, MBE (30 May 1928 – 28 March 2006), born in Broken Hill, New South Wales, was considered the father of the Australian Outback painting movement and his works are widely admired for capturing the true spirit of the outback. He was nicknamed "Professor" (hence "Pro") during his younger days, when he was known as an inventor.

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 05:56

Hans Heysen

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.

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 05:50

Harold Septimus Power

Harold Septimus Power (31 December 1877 – 3 January 1951) was a New-Zealand born Australian artist, who was an official war artist for Australia in World War I.

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 05:07

Donald Friend: 1915 -1989

Born at Cremorne, New South Wales in 1915, Donald Friend began art classes under Sydney Long in 1930 and studied under Dattilo Rubbo between 1933 and 1935. He spent a year in London in 1936, at the Westminster School under Bernard Meninsky and Mark Gertler, then traveled to Nigeria, where he lived from 1937 until 1939.

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Donald Stuart Leslie Friend (1915-1989), artist and writer, was born on 6 February 1915 at Cremorne, Sydney, second of four children of Sydney-born parents Leslie William Moses, grazier, and his wife Gwendolyn Emily, née Lawson. His maternal grandfather was James Lawson. After a family quarrel in about 1920, Leslie Moses, with his brother Henry and their families, reverted to their mother’s maiden name of Friend. Donald attended Tudor House, Moss Vale, Cranbrook School, Sydney, and Sydney Grammar School, studied art with Sydney Long, and learned etching. On leaving school in 1931, he worked on the family property Glendon, near Warialda. With his mother’s clandestine support he ran away from home in 1932 and travelled north to Queensland and Torres Strait. When he returned to Sydney in 1934, he attended Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo’s classes.

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Monday, 21 October 2013 07:44

John Olsen

Born in Newcastle, 1928, John Olsen's place in Australian art is unchallenged

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Monday, 21 October 2013 07:36

John Olsen (artist)

John Henry Olsen, AO, OBE (born 21 January 1928) is an Australian artist. Olsen's primary subject of work is landscape.

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