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David Bromley: The Colours of Innocence and Liberty

  David Bromley was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England in 1960. His parents, Sonja and Gerald and older brother...
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Date

07 Aug 2022

Author

Jason Harris

Fine and Contemporary

JOHN GLOVER: Artist and Nature Lover

English-born John Glover showed an early interest in wildlife and was to be found sketching birds and nature as a child. He also began painting in oil and watercolour while at the school. For the next nine years or so, Glover exhibited his paintings...
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Date

22 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Fine and Contemporary

JOHN BRACK: The Late-Blooming Artist

Aspiring to be a poet, Cecil John Brack hadn't decided to become an artist until he came across a reproduction of Vincent van Gogh’s The Night Café in a local bookshop. He was a late-blooming artist. His art studies were interrupted in World War...
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Date

22 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Fine and Contemporary

FREDERICK MCCUBBIN: An Artist Till the End

Australian Impressionist Frederick McCubbin was the third son of a family who emigrated to Australia. His father secured him a job as a lawyer’s clerk, but this came to a rapid end when Frederick’s father was shown the theatres he created out of paper...
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Date

22 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Fine and Contemporary

MARTIN SHARP: Satirical Art, Psychedelic Heart

Martin Ritchie Sharp did not have a close relationship with either of his parents, but his mother still encouraged his early leanings towards art. Martin attended his first art exhibition at age nine. His art teacher recognised his talent and recommended that he study...
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Date

21 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Fine and Contemporary

DONALD FRIEND: Fiend or Friend?

Australian artist Donald Stuart Leslie Friend was born from a family of a moneyed background. He received early education at prestigious institutions. After a scandalous liaison with a young Thai boy, Donald ran away from home. He returned to Sydney with his first series...
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Date

21 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Fine and Contemporary

FRANK HURLEY: Capturing Adventures and History

Frank Hurley had quite an adventurous life. Right at the age of thirteen, he ran away from home when he got involved in an incident with his teacher. His passion for photography was born when he was employed as an apprentice fitter. However, this...
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Date

21 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Fine and Contemporary

NORMAN LINDSAY: Undressing the Controversy

Of the ten Lindsay siblings, Norman Lindsay was one of the five who shared a common interest in art. He and his brother Lionel were especially distinguished. Norman taught himself to draw after being forced to remain in the house due to a blood...
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Date

21 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Fine and Contemporary

LIONEL LINDSAY: Engraved in Art’s History

Lionel Lindsay was among the most influential artists in Australia. As a matter of fact, his whole family influenced Australian art and opinion for around 8 decades. Lionel first learned art lessons in watercolour. He then studied at the National Gallery of Victoria Art...
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Date

21 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Fine and Contemporary

PRO HART: Father of the Australian Outback Art

Australian Naïve and Performance artist Kevin ‘Pro’ Hart's work was not always taken seriously. He received no formal art training, besides lessons by a local artist. At 19, he was employed at a mine, and his relief from the stress of long stretches underground...
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Date

21 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

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