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5 Reasons To Be A Roy – Not an Awry De Maistre Fan

Leroy Leveson Laurent Joseph “Roy” De Maistre was born Leroy Livingstone de Mestre in Bowral, New South Wales, Australia on 27th March 1894 into a home of high social standing. He was educated by tutors and governesses at the family … Continue reading

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Grace’s Home Through the Looking Glass

Grace Cossington Smith Door Into the Garden, 1959. Oil on composition board. – Bendigo Art Gallery. Australian artist and pioneer of modernist painting in Australia, Grace Cossington Smith was born Grace Smith, on 20 April 1892 in Neutral Bay, Sydney. … Continue reading

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Two great compositions by Smith and Sculthorpe

This 1982 depiction of Peter Sculthorpe was painted by the Archibald Prize winning-artist for portraiture, Eric John Smith. Born in 1919 and raised in Brunswick, Melbourne; at the age of 17, Smith undertook a commercial art course at the Brunswick … Continue reading

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There is ‘Still Life’ in Karlis Mednis

Karlis Mednis is not so well known in the international art arena, but I find his work vibrant and energetic. Karlis was born in Russia in 1910, and studied at the Latvian Riga School of Art, before he emigrated to Australia … Continue reading

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