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Australian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 25 February 1855, in Melbourne; died 20 December 1917, in South Yarra.

Painter. Scenes with figures, genre scenes, landscapes, urban landscapes, architectural views, boats, gardens.

Frederick McCubbin trained at the newly established School of Design at the National Gallery of Melbourne in 1871. He stayed briefly in Europe in 1907. His works are close to those of his contemporaries, the French Impressionists. Like them, he painted out of doors, depicting everyday scenes in muted, neutral colours. His sober compositions testify to his deep attachment to his native Australia....