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Victorszoon, Victor, b. 1653
A painter and cartographer who travelled on the 'Geelvink' commanded by Willem de Vlamingh in 1696. Victorszoon's paintings are the sole visual record of the ...
Spring, Herman Diedrich, b. 1733
A studious man with a talent for detail, he became through default one of the artists aboard Captain Cook's Endeavour. He died young, at sea. ...
Hunter, John, b. 1737
Colonial NSW Governor, as well as watercolourist, sketcher, and naval officer. One of his drawings was the basis for the first published illustration of a ...
Hodges, William, b. 1744
Painter and sketcher, Hodges was born, educated and worked in London. From 1772-1775 he travelled the Pacific and to Norfolk Island as the official landscape ...
Parkinson, Sydney, b. 1745
Sydney Parkinson was a natural history and topographical painter. Joseph Banks took him on Cook's Endeavour voyage to the Pacific (1768-71) where he was a ...
Biffin, , b. 1748
Early nineteenth century artist Biffin, who might otherwise be known by the names Biffion or Beffen.
Smith, Isaac, b. 1752
Relative of James Cook, he also served the navigator aboard the Endeavour in the voyage to Australia, and according to Cook particularly instrumental in making ...
Webber, John, b. 1752
Artist-draughtsman on Cook's third voyage. Webber was among the most travelled artists of his age. He was instrumental in the dissolution of the traditional concept ...
Bligh, William, b. 1754
Despite being a competent natural history painter, Bligh's artistic activity has been completely overshadowed by several unfortunate controversies including the mutiny of his crew on ...
Ellis, William Webb, b. 1756
A watercolourist and draughtsman. Webb worked as surgeon's mate on Cook's third voyage. He drew coastal profiles, bird studies and landscapes.
Littlejohn, Robert, b. 1756
Painter, drawing teacher, naturalist and settler, was born and educated in Scotland. He came to Van Diemen's Land in 1803. His greatest passion was for ...
Bradley, William, b. 1758
First Fleet naval officer and draughtsman, noted both for his excellent journal and for executing the first known view of Sydney.
Bauer, Ferdinand Lucas, b. 1760
Ferdinand Lucas Bauer never emigrated to Australia, but as part of the 1801 Flinders's expedition team, he captured some of the most detailed and beautiful ...
Stone, Sarah, b. 1760
Sarah Stone worked as a painter and natural history illustrator in England between 1777 and 1820, and although she never visited the Pacific region she ...
Watling, Thomas, b. 1762
Painter, author and convict from Dumfries, Scotland, Watling was transported to Sydney in 1792. Most of Watling's work are of natural history subjects but there ...
Brambila, Fernando, b. 1763
Artist appointed to the Spanish expedition(1789/1794) under Alejandro Malaspina. He painted views of the Sydney area during their stay in 1793.
Read, Richard Daniel, b. 1765
Richard Read (senior) was sentenced to fourteen years' transportation for possession of forged notes and arrived in Sydney on the Earl Spencer on 9 October ...
Ravenet, Juan, b. 1766
After lengthy negotiations by expedition leader Alessandro Malaspina, Juan Ravenet finally joined his friend in 1791 as resident figure painter on his voyage.
Duterrau, Benjamin, b. 1767
Duterrau arrived in Australia when he was 65. Already an established artist, he produced many Australian 'firsts' including 'The Conciliation' - the first history painting ...
Glover, John, b. 1767
Glover's direct experience of nature, both as a pioneer settler and painter, resulted in a fresh and vital approach to Australian painting. Subtleties of the ...