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Albert, Lilian  

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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Allcot, John C.  

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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Altson, Daniel Meyer  

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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Auld, J. Muir  

Australian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Painter. Portraits.

Sydney: Portrait

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Baker, Alan Douglas  

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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Baker, Christina Asquith  

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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Baker-Clack, Arthur  

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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Balir Balir Dirdi, Bob  

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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Balson, Ralph  

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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Barbier, Gilles  

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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Barker, Caroline  

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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Barton, Cranleigh Harper  

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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Bastin, Henri  

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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Beckett, Clarice  

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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Bell, George H. F.  

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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Bennett, William Rubery  

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...

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Bernaldo, Allan Thomas  

Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 1900.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman. Scenes with figures, landscapes with figures, flowers, animals.

Melbourne, 21 April 1986: Draught Horses (watercolour, 12½ × 12¼ ins/32 × 31 cm) AUD 3,200

Melbourne, 26 July 1987: Gladioli (watercolour, 28¼ × 21¼ ins/72 × 54 cm) ...

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Black, Dorrit  

Australian, 20th century, female.

Born 23 December 1891, in Burnside (Adelaide); died 13 September 1951, in Adelaide, in a car accident.

Painter. Still-lifes, landscapes.

Dorrit Black studied at the South Australian School of Arts and Crafts in 1909 and at Julian Ashton's Sydney Art School ...

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Blackman, Charles  

Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 1928.

Painter. Figure compositions.

Antipodean group.

Charles Blackman began his career as a draughtsman for a newspaper in Sydney, having studied design at Sydney Technical College. He subsequently began to paint, and moved to Melbourne in 1950. He paints in a style which is halfway between Naive and Hyperrealist. His subjects are scenes from everyday life, in which the urban environment has great importance. He held his first exhibition in Melbourne in 1952, exhibited in Great Britain in 1961, and in 1962 featured in the exhibition of Australian art at the Arts Council in London....

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Blanchflower, Brian  

Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 1939, in Great Britain, to Australian parents.

Painter.

Blanchflower's abstract painting, using oils, bitumen, sand and chalk, is not far removed from Australian aboriginal art. He is particularly attached to this style, since he lives on an aboriginal site, near Albany (Western Australia). He had a retrospective exhibition of his works shown in ...