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Tom Roberts - Famous Paintings and the Stories Behind Them

1. Jealousy, 1889  ( Other  title taken from a line from Othello:   'One not easily jealous, but being wrought, perplexed in the extreme'.) He depicts a woman recoiling in horror as she listens to the flirting couple by the doorway. Tom Roberts is a famous Australian painter known for his significant contributions to Australian art. He played a crucial role in the development of the Heidelberg School, also known as Australian Impressionism, which emerged in the late 19th century. Self Portrait (Aged 30), 1886  - is a work of considerable historical importance providing a unique insight into the personality of the artist who was to be acknowledged as 'the father of Australian landscape painting'. It records a significant time both in Roberts's art and his leadership of the then emerging national school of Australian painting. One of Roberts' most famous paintings is "Shearing the Rams" (1890), which depicts a group of shearers working in a shearing shed

Frederick McCubbin - Paintings Collection (Australia)

Down on His Luck, 1889 Frederick McCubbin (25 Feb 1855 - 20 Dec 1917) was an Australian artist, art teacher and considered one of the prominent figures of the Heidelberg School art movement, described as "Australian impressionism" which sought to capture Australian life, the bush, and the harsh sunlight that typifies the country. Frederick McCubbin Self-portrait, 1886 McCubbin's paintings by and large focused at the Australian landscape and regular life, frequently depicting scenes from rural regions and pioneer groups. Violet and Gold, 1911 Concerned with capturing the national life of Australia, McCubbin produced a number of large landscapes that reflect the melancholic themes then popular in literary accounts of European settlers' interactions with the bush. Several of these works have become icons of Australian art, including Down on His Luck (1889), On the Wallaby Track (1896) and The Pioneer (1904). The Pioneer, 1904 McCubbin studied at the National Gallery of

Elioth Gruner - Paintings Collection (Australia)

Milking time. Araluen Valley, 1922 Elioth Gruner Selfportrait Elioth Lauritz Leganyer Gruner  was an Australian artist celebrated for his exceptional contributions to the field of landscape painting.  Born on December 16, 1882, in Gisborne, New Zealand, younger son of Elliott Grüner, a Norwegian-born bailiff, and his Irish wife Mary Ann, who died in 1922. Gruner was brought to Sydney before he was a year old and at an early age showed a desire to draw.  When about 12 years old his mother took him to Julian Ashton, who gave him his first lessons in art. He quickly distinguished himself as a promising talent, earning numerous awards and accolades during his early years as an artist. From around 1907 his work began to attract serious attention: one admirer was Norman Lindsay. In 1911 a small shop was started in Bligh Street, Sydney, to sell works of art produced in Australia, and for a time Gruner took charge of it. Spring Frost (1919) The painting depicts a small herd of dairy cows in th