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Australian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1864, in St Kilda, near Victoria; died 1947, in Melbourne.

Painter. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, figures, portraits, interiors with figures, flowers, landscapes.

Although he painted many different subjects, Bunny's boldest works, with regard to freedom of composition and draughtsmanship, and clarity and contrasts of colour, were his mythological and religious compositions. While his ...


Australian, 19th century, male.

Born 4 July 1827, in Essex; died 8 July 1886, in London.

Painter. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes with figures, biblical subjects, animals.


Robert Hawker Dowling initially worked as a saddler. He took lessons with Thomas Bock and Frederick Strange and in ...


Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 4 July 1908, in Bendigo (Victoria); died 14 September 1987, in Melbourne.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Roger Kemp studied briefly at the National Gallery School and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in the early 1930s, but was predominantly self-taught. Using a geometric vocabulary, thickly applied impasto, and multiple calligraphic signs, he attempted to express the beauty and balance that he believed characterised man's relationship with the cosmic order....


Australian, 20th century, male.

Active also active in England.

Born 27 March 1894, in Maryvale, Bowral (New South Wales); died 1 March 1968, in London.

Painter. Religious subjects, still-lifes.

London Group.

Roy de Maistre trained under Dattilo Rubbo at the Royal Art Society of New South Wales in Sydney while taking classes in violin and viola at the New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music. At the outbreak of World War II, he signed up to the home service of the Australian Imperial Force. He was discharged in 1917 and became interested in the treatment of shell-shock patients who were hospitalised in rooms painted in soothing colour combinations. In 1923 he was awarded a travelling scholarship by the Society of Artists and spent three years in Europe, first in London, then in Paris and finally in St Jean de Luz. He exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1924 and the Venice Biennale of 1926. He returned to Sydney in 1926, but four years later he settled permanently in Britain. He opened the School of Contemporary Painting in London in 1934 with Martin Bloch. In 1954 he became a member of the London Group....


Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 1917.

Painter. Religious subjects, figures.

Sydney Group.

Justin Maurice O'Brien joined the medical corps of the Australian army at the start of World War II. In 1940 he was sent to Palestine, then Greece. During this period he began to paint - particularly faces - and made many sketches. He was taken prisoner and remained in Athens for seven months, before being transferred to Poland in December ...


Australian, 20th century, female.

Painter. Figure compositions, religious subjects.

Mollie Paxton was the wife of the Australian Expressionist painter Brian Midlaine. Their work was not appreciated in Australia, and she exhibited mainly in London. She was a self-confessed follower of Georges Rouault and her painting is influenced by his work....