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About the Artist – Girolamo Nerli

Girolamo Pieri Ballati Nerli (1860-1926), born in Italy, was the son of  nobleman Ferdinando Ballati Nerli Pieri Pecci and his wife Henrietta, daughter of Thomas Medwin, biographer of…

About the Artist – Nicholas Chevalier

Nicholas Chevalier (1828 –1902) was a Russian-born artist who worked in Australia and New Zealand. Chevalier was born in St Petersburg, Russia, the son of Louis Chevalier, who came from Vaud, Switzerland, and…

About the Artist -Jules Lefevre

Lefebvre was born in France  on 14 March 1836. He studied at  the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in 1852 and was a pupil of Léon Cogniet. In Australia, he is…

About the Artist – John Longstaff

Sir John Campbell Longstaff (1861 – 1941) was an  Australian painter, war artist and a five-time winner of the Archibald Prize. He was a cousin of Will Longstaff, also a painter,…

About the Artist – John Mather

John Mather (1848 –1916) was a Scottish-Australian plein-air painter and etcher. Mather was born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, son of John Mather, a surveyor, and his wife Margaret, née Allan. Mather worked as a…

About the Artist – Frederick McCubbin

Frederick McCubbin (1855 – 1917) was an Australian artist, art teacher and prominent member of the Heidelberg School art movement, also known as Australian impressionism. Born and raised in Melbourne, Victoria, McCubbin…

About the Artist – Emanuel Phillips Fox

Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865 – 1915) was an Australian impressionist painter. After studying at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School in Melbourne, Fox travelled to Paris to study in 1886. He remained…

About the Artist – Penleigh Boyd

Theodore Penleigh Boyd (1890 – 1923) was a British born Australian artist. Penleigh Boyd was a member of the Boyd artistic dynasty: his parents Arthur Merric Boyd (1862–1940) and Emma Minnie Boyd (née à…

About the Artist – Jean Beraud

Jean Béraud (1849 – 1935) was a French painter renowned for his numerous paintings depicting the life of Paris, and the nightlife of Paris society. Pictures of the Champs Elysees, cafés, Montmartre and…

About the Painter – William-Adolphe Bouguereau

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (30 November 1825 – 19 August 1905) was a French academic painter. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis…