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There’s no snubbin’ a good oil paintin’ by Frederick McCubbin

Above: The Wallaby Track (1897) oil on canvas Art Gallery of New South Wales Frederick McCubbin  was born in West Melbourne, the third of eight children on 25 February 1855. He was a prominent artist from the Heidelberg School, one … Continue reading

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Plenty of reason to be a fan of Gleeson

Australian artist, poet, critic, writer and curator, James Timothy Gleeson was born in the Sydney suburb of Hornsby on 22 November, 1915. He attended East Sydney Technical College. In his youth, he was fascinated by art and became inspired by the … Continue reading

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How Norimontir Became Aby Altson’s Paradise of The Golden Age

Aby Altson “The Golden Age” (1893) Paris, oil on canvas  Aby ‘Farmer ‘Altson was born on 21 August 1866 at Middlesbrough-on-Tees, Yorkshire, England.  Altson migrated to Australia from England to join his brother Barnett in 1883 and worked in his … Continue reading

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On seeing “the red hat”, can your feelings be quantified?

Not to be confused with Boston’s oldest traditional establishments ‘The Red Hat‘,  artist, William Frater gave the same title to this painting.  Frater was born on 29 January, 1890 at Ochiltree Castle, near Linlithgow, Scotland. His father died shortly after, … Continue reading

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Keeping it all in the family

Sometimes you just have to call on family members to help you out. In this case, prominent Australian artist Tom Roberts called upon family members to sit for some of his greatest works. Incidentally, Tom the artist was also a … Continue reading

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