John Longstaff

1861-1941 Australia/War Artist

 

Brief Biography-John Longstaff was born in Victoria, Australia, in 1861. The Irish born artist George Folingsby encouraged his talents, and he won a scholarship enabling him to travel to Europe in 1887. He exhibited at the Paris Salon and spent time in London showing at the Royal Academy on his second visit. Longstaff became a war artist during WW1 and received a knighthood in 1928.

 

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Arrival of Burke-
Wills and King

Arrival of Burke-Wills and King

Banjo
Paterson

Banjo Paterson

Breaking
the News

Breaking the News

Dr Alex.
Leeper

Dr Alexander Leeper

Henry
Lawson

Henry Lawson

Red
Tuesday

Red Tuesday

HM Queen
Alexandra

HM Queen Alexandra in Coronation Robes

John
Sulman

John Sulman