Thomas William Roberts

1856-1931 Australia-Heidelberg School/Impressionism

 

Brief Biography-Thomas William Roberts, known as Tom Roberts, was born in Dorset, England, in 1851 and moved to Melbourne in 1869. From 1881 he studied at the Royal Academy Schools in England and became influenced by impressionism when he visited Spain and France. The works of Bastien-Lepage, in particular, acquainted him with plein air painting. Charles Edward Conder worked alongside him in his studio in Melbourne. With Conder, Arthur Streeton and Frederick McCubbin, he went on painting trips around the outskirts of Melbourne; all three became associated with the Heidelberg School of Impressionists. Roberts and McCubbin pioneered the art of Australian genre painting.

 

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A Break Away

A Break Away

A Quiet Day

A Quiet Day on Darebin Creek

ustralian Native

An Australian Native

Bourke Street

Bourke Street

Coming South

Coming South

Shearing the Rams

Shearing the Rams

Smike Streeton

Smike Streeton

Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour from Milson's Point

The Old Bridge

The Old Bridge Gardiner's Creek

Practising

Hilda Spong Practising the Minuet

Wood Splitters

Wood Splitters

Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt at Paradise Creek

The Quarry

The Quarry Maria Island

The Golden Fleece

The Golden Fleece

The Sunny South

The Sunny South

The First Parliament

Opening of the Parliament of Australia