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Tompkins, Margaret Ethel, b. 1874
TOMPKINS. Margaret Ethel aka M. E. Tompkins China Painter. Born in 1874 in Clutton, Somerset, England. Daughter of George and Sarah (nee Beachim). Margaret died ...
Hawthorne, Heliodore, b. 1895
Painter, teacher and co-founder of Undergrowth: A Magazine of Youth and Ideals, 1925-1929. Worked at the Small Arms Factory, Lithgow NSW manufacturing guns 1942-1945 and ...
Passmore, John, b. 1904
When John Passmore returned to Sydney from an extended stay in Europe in 1951 he galvanised a generation of young painters. They were led to ...
Woodward-Smith, S., b. 1905
Woodward-Smith was a NSW painter exhibiting in the late 1920s, with his first solo exhibition held at the Grosvenor Gallery, Sydney in 1934. A mural ...
Bayliss, Clifford William, b. 1912
Bayliss trained in Melbourne, winning a Gallery Art School Scholarship in 1935. Later training in London, after the 1939-45 War, he became a production assistant ...
Gooden, Alva Dorothy, b. 1913
Gooden was a china painter who is best known for her decoration of many dishes, plates and vases with Australian wildflowers and blackboy trees. Although ...
Webb, Mary, b. 1917
Little is known of Webb's early years but she was an associate of the Sydney e abstract artists working in the 1940s. She had a ...
Moult-Spiers, Raymond Leon , b. 1920
Moult-Spiers began his career with an exhibition of pictures with the “Contemporary Art Society” in 1946. He was a student of art at East Sydney ...
Buckland, Ken, b. 1921
Buckland was a commercial artist and painter with British art training, arriving in Australia in the 1960s. He exhibited widely featuring in regional shows such ...
Crooke, Ray, b. 1922
Crooke began his career as an artist at a Melbourne advertising agency while taking courses as Swinburne Technical College. After 1939-45 war service, he taught, ...
Miksevicius, Jurgis, b. 1923
Miksevicius trained at Darmstadt Werkstaetten, Germany immigrating to Australia in 1948. He exhibited initially with a Baltic-associated group "Six Directions" and took up teaching art ...
Naughton, Keith, b. 1925
Naughton was a painter primarily of "Outback" scenes and scenery. He began his career as a graphic designer and illustrator for advertising agencies in Australia ...
Salmon, William, b. 1928
William Salmon described his art as emerging from the landscape. He trained initially in graphic arts at Swinburne Technical College and worked as a textile ...
Leach-Jones, Alun, b. 1937
Alun Leach-Jones was one of the generation of artists who helped define Australian colourfield art in the 1960s. Hie first came to prominence exhibiting in ...
Gibbons, Geoff, b. 1947
Geoff Gibbons is a printmaker & painter, arts educator and art historian in South Australia. He has also taught at the Adelaide Central School of ...
Varvaressos, Vicki, b. 1949
Vicki Varvaressos is a Sydney based artist whose early work was influenced by the urban activism of Victoria street, in Sydney's Wooloomooloo. Her distinctive painterly ...
Willding, Ian Kenneth, b. 1954
Ian Willding, a Wiradjuri man, developed his art while working for many years at the Suneden Special School in Adelaide. His inspiration however came from ...
Leak, Bill, b. 1956
Leak began his career with art lessons, briefly attending the Julian Ashton School, Sydney. In 1982, he began cartooning, working for the Bulletin, then the ...
Sayers, Andrew, b. 1957
Andrew Sayers was one of the great curatorial communicators and enthusiasts for Australian art. His time at the National Gallery of Australia led to significant ...