Hugh Ramsay

Hugh Ramsay was born in Glasgow, Scotland on 25 May, 1877. He relocated to Melbourne in Australia with his family the following year in 1878. Ramsay’s father, a pastor and a tradesman, moved to Australia in search of a better … Read more

Ruby Lindsay (Lind)

Ruby Lindsay was born at Creswick, Victoria on 20 March 1885. She was known as as illustrator, cartoonist and painter. Ruby was born into an artistic family with three of her brothers (Norman, Lionel, and Percy Lindsay) also being highly … Read more

Allison Bennett

Allison Bennett was born in Papua New Guinea in 1961. She is known as a painter and potter. She has always been artistic and her kindergarten teacher was the first person to recognise her talent.  Allison won the first art … Read more

Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (1888-1960) is one of Australia’s most famous and beloved artists. She rose to fame in the early 1900’s as an illustrator of children’s books, working in watercolour and pen and ink. Her beautiful and exquisitely delicate artworks, … Read more

Sir Russell Drysdale AC

Born in Bognor Regis, in Sussex, England on 7 February 1912, Russell Drysdale arrived in Australia as a child and went on to become one of Australia’s most famous and influential artists. He died in New South Wales on 29 … Read more

Albert Sherman

Albert Sherman was born in Truro, Cornwall, England in 1882. In his youth he displayed a love for colour and design by painting the coats of arms on the carriages made in the old coach building works of his father. … Read more

Margaret Olley

Born in Lismore, New South Wales on 22 June in 1923, Margaret Olley was an Expressionist painter in oil, watercolour, pen and wash and her subjects were mostly landscape, interiors and still-life.  Margaret Olley was the eldest of three children … Read more

Bob Marchant

Bob Marchant was born in 1938 in Dimboola, in the Wimmera district in Victoria. His experiences from his early years growing up in this farming community are often reflected in the subjects of his paintings which are mainly figurative works … Read more

Mirka Mora

Mirka Mora was one of Melbourne’s best-known and loved artists. She was a painter, designer, muralist and textile sculptor, and worked in many media, producing paintings, drawings and designs, usually based on fantasy using a folk or naïve and primitive … Read more

Robert Juniper

Robert Juniper was born in Western Australia in the wheat belt town of Merriden on 7 January 1929. He was known as an artist, art teacher, illustrator, painter, printmaker and sculptor. From 1943 to 1947, Juniper studied commercial art and … Read more