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Alt, Augustus Theodore, b. 1734
A surveyor and sketcher, whose view of Early Sydney in 1796 is in the collection of the National Library of Australia in Canberra.
Brewer, Henry, b. 1743
A sketcher and architect who arrived with the First Fleet. Nothing is known that is undoubtedly from Brewer's hand.
Smyth, Arthur Bowes, b. 1750
Naval surgeon with the First Fleet. Acute observation of birds and plants during his travels led to a collection of journal entries and sketches, including ...
Paterson, William, b. 1755
William Paterson was a sketcher, natural historian, collector, soldier and lieutenant-governor. He was interested in zoology and is said to have been the first person ...
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.
King, Philip Gidley, b. 1758
King sailed with the First Fleet to Botany Bay in 1788. He established the settlement in Norfolk Island and later became governor of New South ...
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 ...
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.
Bauza, Felipe, b. 1764
As part of the Spanish navy, Felipe Bauza sailed to New South Wales in 1793 to observe the British settlements. He made several sketches during ...
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.
Fowell, Newton Digby, b. 1768
Fowell joined the Royal Navy at 12 and arrived in Australia on the First Fleet. He made sketches of birds and Aboriginal weapons, none of ...
Raper, George, b. 1769
George Raper was a natural history painter and naval officer. In 1783 he entered the Royal Navy. His artistic legacy is his record of the ...
Lewin, John William, b. 1770
Colonial Sydney painter, art teacher and naturalist, was the first free artist to settle in New South Wales and attempted to make a living as ...
Eyre, John, b. 1771
One of the convict artists, Eyre produced watercolour views of Sydney, outstanding for their detailed precision. His pictures were an outstanding success, selling in 1814 ...
Hipkiss, Richard, b. 1772
Painter, manufacturer and agriculturist, came to Sydney in March 1832. He rapidly became active in Sydney's public affairs and initiated several associations, some of which ...
Allen, Josiah W., b. 1773
Portrait and miniature painter, decorator and drawing teacher, Allen arrived in Sydney as a convict, having been arrested in England for forging bank notes. Upon ...
Chapman, William Neate, b. 1773
Sketcher and public servant, Chapman was a family friend of first Governor Arthur Phillip but it was with Philip Gidley King that he first came ...
Doyle, Andrew, b. 1774
Andrew Doyle was a botanical artist, engraver, printer and farmer. He was convicted of having in his possession paper carrying the watermark of the Bank ...
Lycett, Joseph, b. 1775
Joseph Lycett was a painter. In 1811 he was convicted of forgery and transported to New South Wales for 14 years. Despite being called a ...