ARTHUR STREETON 1867-1943 by Geoffrey Smith paperback art book 1995 VGUC

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"ARTHUR STREETON 1867-1943" by Geoffrey Smith, paperback art book 1995, published by The National Gallery Of Victoria in Australia. Very Good Used Condition.

This book celebrates the achievements of one of Australia's greatest painters. Streeton was acknowledged during his lifetime as the finest painter of the Australian landscape; he was the first Australian painter to be honoured by a retrospective exhibition in his own lifetime; and only the second to be knighted. When he died in 1943 it was believed that his fame could only increase with time.

 

Traditionally, Streeton is linked with Frederick McCubbin, Tom Roberts and Charles Conder as responsible for developing in Australia an impressionist technique of painting and illustrating scenes that embraced the nationalistic concerns of the last two decades of the nineteenth century. Streeton's art was accessible. His paintings were admired for their beauty and realism at a time when these qualities were expected in art. Above all he was a painter of light and believed it was the key to revealing the essence of his subject. This book assembles major paintings from every period of his career.


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