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Australian, 20th century, female.

Born in Sydney.

Miniaturist, watercolourist.

While studying in Paris with Camille Carlier-Vignal, Lilian Albert exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français, obtaining an honourable mention in 1930 for a watercolour, The Soup, and a miniature.

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 1888; died 1973.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist. Landscapes, seascapes.

Sydney, 6 Oct 1976: Seaside, Newport (oil on canvas remounted on board, 18 × 24 ins/46 × 61 cm) AUD 800

Sydney, 21 March 1978: The Loch Etive (1930, watercolour...

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Active in Australia from 1888 to the 1920s.

Born 1881, in Middlesborough, North England; died 1965, in London.

Painter.

Altson was a pupil of the English portrait painter, Bernard Lindsay Hall. He studied design and painting at the National Gallery of Victoria Schools in Melbourne ...

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Born c. 1920; died 1985.

Sculptor.

Apuatimi, an Aborigine, sculpted figures using the basic traditional technique, whereby the defining features - in other words the eyes, nose, mouth and dress - are painted on and feathers or various other decorations added. The risk of this type of relic of primitive art in the context of a developed society is that the primitive arts are easily reduced to folkloric handicrafts....

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Australian, 19th century, male.

Born in Adelaide.

Painter. Portraits, landscapes.

Will Ashton featured at the exhibition of Australian art held at London's Grafton Gallery in 1898, at the Royal Society for the Arts 1906 exhibition in Sydney, New South Wales, and at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris in ...

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Australian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Painter. Portraits.

Sydney: Portrait

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 1914; died 1987.

Painter. Still-lifes.

Alan Douglas Baker mainly painted still-lifes of flower arrangements.

Sydney, 29 March 1982: Still-life (oil on card, 19¼ × 23¼ ins/49 × 59 cm) AUD 850

Sydney, 14 March 1983: Still-life (oil on card...

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Australian, 20th century, female.

Born in Australia.

Painter.

Christina Asquith Baker was a pupil of Bachet and Schommer. She exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1904.

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born in Adelaide; died 1955.

Painter. Landscapes, still-lifes.

Étaples Artists' Colony.

Arthur Baker-Clack exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, then at the Salon d'Automne in Paris between 1912 and 1934, and at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts ...

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 1905; died 1977.

Painter.

The works of Bob Balir Balir Dirdi have a religious and spiritual character. He used ocres on black eucalyptus bark, drawing spindly, streaked figures, whose gestures and poses are magical. He depicted, for example, Mimi Spirits...

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 1890, in England; died 1964.

Painter.

Ralph Balson lived in Australia from 1913, but did not attend evening classes at Sydney Art School until around 1922. In 1940 he was one of the first artists in Australia to hold an exhibition of abstract art. He was influenced initially by Mondrian, but then specialised in art composed of a juxtaposition of splashes of colour, which gave colour a new expressive value....

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Vanuatuan, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1965, in Vanuatu (Melanesia).

Painter, draughtsman, installation artist.

Neo-Conceptual Art.

Gilles Barbier graduated from the faculty of letters in Aix-en-Provence and from the Luminy art school in Marseilles. Illustrating expressions or words in their most literal form, declaiming Latin or foreign language proverbs to stuffed animals or transcribing the pages of a dictionary in pictures - the works of Gilles Barbier are a problematic examination of the role of language and thought in relation to art. His work hinges upon the principles of uncertainty and superimposition, allowing him infinite scope to play on all the products of imagination, using scientific and medical terminology (viruses, parasites, clones, trans-schizophrenia) as a means to introduce points of reference into a universe which is constantly undergoing deconstruction. He also lifts objects from their original context and endows them with a disconcerting, strange character - for example, in the ...

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Australian, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born in Tasmania.

Sculptor.

Dorothy Willis Barclay exhibited at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1910.

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Australian, 20th century, female.

Born in Melbourne.

Painter.

Caroline Barker was a pupil at the Byam Shaw and Vicat Cole School of Art. She exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1926.

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New Zealander, 20th century, male.

Born 7 September 1890, in Feilding; died 31 March 1975, in Christchurch.

Painter.

Cranleigh Harper Barton painted watercolours of landscapes and architectural subjects.

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Australian, 19th – 20th century, female.

Sculptor.

Baskerville exhibited a statue entitled Young Girl Picking Flowers at the third annual exhibition of the Yarra Sculptors' Society in Melbourne (1910).

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 1896; died 1979.

Painter (gouache). Scenes with figures, landscapes.

Rosebery, 29 June 1976: Yellow Scrub at Sunset (1971, oil on card, 23¼ × 35¼ ins/59 × 89.5 cm) AUD 500

Sydney, 10 March 1980: Australian Landscape (oil on card...

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Australian, 20th century, female.

Born 1887; died 1935.

Painter. Landscapes, seascapes, urban scenes, portraits.

Clarice Beckett studied under Max Meldrum at Queen's College in Ballarat. Beckett was little known when she died at the age of 47 and it wasn't until the late 90s that she achieved posthumous recognition following the recovery of over ...

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Active also active in France and Britain.

Born 1 December 1878, in Melbourne; died 22 October 1966, in Melbourne.

Painter.

George H.F. Bell studied at the National Gallery School in Melbourne (1896-1901) before travelling to Paris where he attended the Académie Julian and several other Paris schools. In ...

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Australian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1893; died 1987.

Painter. Landscapes.

William Rubery Bennett was a painter of the Australian landscape. He painted the great plains of the West, but he specialised in depicting the landscapes of the Burragorang Valley region.

Australia, 29 June 1976...