Frederick McCubbin

1855-1917 Australia/Impressionism/Plein-air

 

Brief Biography-Frederick McCubbin was born in Melbourne in 1855. He worked as a coach painter before entering the Artisans' School of Design in Carlton, followed by the School of Design at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1869. By 1880, McCubbin became an associate member of the Victorian Academy of Art. He helped form what became known as the Heidelberg school with fellow artists Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, and Charles Conder while on painting outings, painting en plein air. In 1898, he exhibited at the Grafton Galleries, London, and a year later, he went to Tasmania. McCubbin visited Europe in 1907, spending time in England with Tom Roberts. In 1912, McCubbin formed the Australian Art Association and became the first president. He settled at Carlsburg, South Yarra, where he died in 1917.

 

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A Bush Burial

A Bush Burial

Down on his Luck

Down on his Luck

The Letter

The Letter

Girl in Forest

Girl in Forest

Moyes Bay Beaumaris

Moyes Bay Beaumaris

Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Kitchen

Kitchen at the old King Street Bakery

Girl with a Bird

Girl with a Bird at the King Street Bakery

The Pioneer

The Pioneer