Charles Conder

1868-1909 Australia-Born England

 

Brief Biography-Charles Edward Conder from Middlesex England emigrated to Australia when he was seventeen years old. His father being a civil engineer had him work for his uncle in the Lands Department in New South Wales. Charles preferred sketching landscapes rather than surveying them.
He became a lithographer in Sydney and his work was published in the Illustrated Sydney News. He studied at the Art Society of New South Wales and became acquainted with the artist Julian Ashton who took him on sketching trips. When he moved to Melbourne he met Arthur Streeton and worked alongside Tom Roberts in his studio. He painted with these artists and others at the Eaglemont camp on summer weekends, the group became known as the Heidelberg School.
In 1890 he returned to England and visited Paris regularly where studied at Fernand Cormon's atelier. The works of Toulouse Lautrec had a strong influence on him. He settled in England and married a wealthy Canadian lady, Stella Maris Belford which eased his financial circumstances somewhat. Sadly he had been suffering from syphilis for some years and was admitted to a sanatorium where he died after a year in 1919.

 

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A Dream of
Handels Largo

A Dream of Handels Largo

Bronte-
Beach

Bronte-Beach

How We Lost
Poor Flossie

How We Lost Poor Flossie

Centennial Choir
at Sorrento

Centennial Choir at Sorrento

Fruit Trees in
Blossom-Algiers

Fruit Trees in Blossom-Algiers

A Shady Hollow
by a Dusty Road

A Shady Hollow by a Dusty Road

Night in the
Garden in Spain

Night in the Garden in Spain

An Early Taste
for Literature

An Early Taste for Literature

A Grey
Day

A Grey Day

the
Springtime

Springtime

Madame-
Errazuriz

Madame-Errazuriz

At
Swanage

Swanage

Shore at
Dornoch

The Shore at Dornoch

Sand
Dunes

Sand Dunes

The First
Ball

The First Ball

Self-
portrait

Self-portrait

Sketch-
Portrait

Sketch-Portrait

The Sands
Newquay

The Sands Newquay

The Fatal
Colours

The Fatal Colours

The Beach at
Ambleteuse

The Beach at Ambleteuse