Category Archives: Rogue’s gallery

The “Sage of the Wilderness” was born in the Kitchen

Above: William Mack, “The Sage of the Wilderness“. (Photo by Diane Arbus). At the time Diane Arbus took this photograph of William Mack (aka “The Sage of the Wilderness“) he was a 72 year-old, German, ex-merchant seaman living on his … Continue reading

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Hail Fair Guinevere

Above: Guinevere by John Collier (1900) Bradford Museums and Galleries, Bradford, U.K. Leading English artist John Maler Collier  was born on 27 January 1850.  He was a painter in the Pre-Raphaelite style; and was one of the most prominent portrait … Continue reading

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Make Yours a Platytox State Today

Barry Humphries: Platy-Tox for all Bushland Pests – Make Yours a Platytox State. Australian comedian, satirist, artist and author, Barry Humphries was born John Barry Humphries, 0n 17 February 1934. In 1959, Humphries moved to London, where he lived and … Continue reading

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A Hoffering on A Hill

Alfred Hill (1936) by Rayner Hoff (1894-1937) patinated plaster. National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. Australian/New Zealand composer, conductor and teacher, Alfred Francis Hill was born on 16 December 1869 in Melbourne, Victoria. He spent most of his early life in New … Continue reading

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Whatever Lola Wants – Lola Gets

German portrait artist Joseph Karl Stieler was born in Mainz on 1 November 1781, to a family of engravers, punch-cutters and die-makers.  From 1820-1855, Stieler worked as a Royal court painter for the Bavarian Kings. Known for his neo-classical portraits, … Continue reading

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The Grand Lord of Gothic Lushness – Cave or Arkley?

Portrait of Nick Cave (1999) by Howard Arkley (1951-1999). Synthetic polymer on canvas, commissioned with funds provided by L. Gordon Darling AC CMG, 1999. Arkley’s portrait of Nick Cave was the first work commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery and … Continue reading

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Bruce Lee: From the Big Boss to the Game of Death

Bruce Lee, (Lee Jun-fan), was born on November 27, 1940, at the Chinese Hospital, in San Francisco’s Chinatown; the fourth son of Han Cantonese opera star Lee Hoi-Chuen. According to the Chinese zodiac, Lee was born in both the hour … Continue reading

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I shot you with my camera

Jenny Watson (b. 1951)  is a local Melburnian artist.  During her informative years in the 1970s, Watson like many other Melburnians’  spent many hours at the iconic Crystal Ballroom to hear their greatest local-grown bands play. After making a series of … Continue reading

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There is none more strikin’ than a vintage fashion Steichen

American photographer, painter, art gallery and museum curator, Edward Jean Steichen (March 27, 1879 – March 25, 1973) was the most frequently featured photographer in Alfred Stieglitz’s ground-breaking magazine Camera Work (1903-1917).  Together they opened the Little Galleries of the … Continue reading

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