Arthur Streeton

Arthur Ernest Streeton
Tom Roberts - Smike Streeton age 24 - Google Art Project.jpg
Tom Roberts' portrait of Smike Streeton, age 24 (1891; Art Gallery of New South Wales)
Arthur Ernest Streeton

(1867-04-08)8 April 1867
Mount Duneed, Victoria, Australia
Died1 September 1943(1943-09-01) (aged 76)
Olinda, Victoria, Australia
Known forPainting
MovementHeidelberg School
Spouse(s)Mary Johnson

Sir Arthur Ernest Streeton (8 April 1867 – 1 September 1943) was an Australian landscape painter and leading member of the Heidelberg School, also known as Australian Impressionism.

Early life

Streeton was born in Duneed, Victoria, south-west of Geelong, on 8 April 1867 the fourth child of Charles Henry and Mary (née Johnson) Streeton. His family moved to Richmond in 1874.[1] His parents had met on the voyage from England in 1854.[2] In 1882, Streeton commenced art studies with G. F. Folingsby at the National Gallery School.[3]. On 2 June 1890, he sailed to Sydney, Summer Hill and stayed there with his sister.[4]

Streeton was influenced by French Impressionism and the works of J.M.W. Turner. During this time he began his association with fellow artists Frederick McCubbin and Tom Roberts – at Melbourne including at Box Hill and Heidelberg. In 1885 Streeton presented his first exhibition at the Victorian Academy of Art. He found employment as an apprentice lithographer under Charles Troedel.[5]

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