Streeton, Arthur, (Sir) (1867-1943)

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Streeton, Arthur (1867-1943)
Streeton, Arthur Ernest, (Sir) (1867-1943)
Streeton, Arthur Ernest (1867-1943)
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Artist; Draughtsman; Printmaker; Painter; Hospital orderly; Art critic; War artist
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Sir Arthur Ernest Streeton (1867-1943), artist, was born on 8 April 1867 at Duneed, Victoria, fourth of five children of Charles Henry Streeton, schoolteacher, and his wife Mary, née Johnson, whom Charles...

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A member of the Heidelberg School and part of the famous '9 x 5' Impressions Exhibition in Melbourne, Arthur Streeton spent a number of years abroad, including a stint as an official war artist, before returning to Australia in 1920, where his sunny, pastoral landscapes were appropriated in the cause of a conservative nationalism.

Arthur Streeton was born on 8 April 1867 at Mount Duneed, Geelong, Victoria, the son of a schoolteacher. He took night classes at the National Gallery School, Melbourne, from 1882-87 and for two years during that time he worked as an apprentice lithographer with George Troedel & Co., Melbourne. In the summer of 1886 Streeton met Tom Roberts and Frederick McCubbin, and subsequently joined their painting camps around Heidelberg and Box Hill, on the outskirts of Melbourne, where they were joined by Charles Conder . Streeton exhibited about forty small plein air paintings in the ’9 × 5 Impressions’ exhibition of 1889. He moved to Sydney in 1890, where he became known for his lyric views of the area around Sydney Harbour and heroic landscapes of the Blue Mountains and the Hawkesbury River. In 1897, Streeton left for England, breaking his journey with a stay in Cairo and Naples. While living in London he visited Italy and France and made several return trips to Australia. He admired the landscapes of Constable and Turner, as well as those of Philip Wilson Steer. During the First World War Streeton served as an orderly at the 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, and was subsequently appointed an official war artist, working in France. He finally returned to Australia in 1923, where he painted sunny, pastoral landscapes – which were appropriated in the cause of a conservative nationalism. In 1929 he became art critic for Melbourne Argus . He campaigned to preserve native forests, and ...

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  1. [Arthur Streeton : Australasian Art & Artists File]
    Streeton, Arthur, Sir, 1867-1943
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  2. Exhibition and auction sale / paintings by Arthur Streeton : Exhibition, Tuesday & Wednesday, November 27th & 28th : Auction sale, Thursday morning, November 29th at 11 o'clock, in Farmer's exhibition hall
    Streeton, Arthur Sir, 1867-1943
    [ Book : 1923 ]
    At Macquarie University
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  3. A catalogue <of> Mr Streeton's pictures, East Melbourne, June 1914
    Streeton, Arthur, Sir, 1867-1943
    [ Book : 1914 ]
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  4. Streeton's Sydney Sunshine Exhibition, 88 Elizabeth St., next Falks
    Streeton, Arthur, Sir, 1867-1943
    [ Book : 1896 ]
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    Streeton's Sydney Sunshine Exhibition, 88 Elizabeth St., next Falks
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  5. Letters : Toorak, to Ernest Brown
    Streeton, Arthur Sir, 1867-1943
    [ Unpublished : 1935 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  6. Exhibition of paintings by Sir Arthur Streeton : held at theAthenaeum Gallery, Collins Street, 11th to 23rd January, 1943
    Streeton, Arthur, Sir, 1867-1943
    [ Book : 1943 ]
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    At 2 libraries
    Exhibition of paintings by Sir Arthur Streeton : held at theAthenaeum Gallery, Collins Street, 11th to 23rd January, 1943
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  7. Letter : to Tom Roberts
    Streeton, Arthur Sir, 1867-1943
    [ Unpublished : 1905-1910 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  8. An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Arthur Streeton at the Fine Arts Gallery, 100 Exhibition St., Melbourne, 14 July 1926
    Streeton, Arthur, Sir, 1867-1943
    [ Book : 1927 ]
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    An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Arthur Streeton at the Fine Arts Gallery, 100 Exhibition St., Melbourne, 14 July 1926
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  9. Paintings by Arthur Streeton : the Athenaeum Gallery, Fedbruary 14th to 24th 1961
    Streeton, Arthur, Sir, 1867-1943
    [ Book : 1961 ]
    At Nat Gall Aus Res
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  10. Catalogue of Arthur Streeton's Venice : at the Guildhall Melbourne, July 13th to 27th 1909
    Streeton, Arthur, Sir, 1867-1943
    [ Book : 1909 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  1. [Arthur Streeton : Australasian Art & Artists File]
    Streeton, Arthur, Sir, 1867-1943
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  2. Exhibition and auction sale / paintings by Arthur Streeton : Exhibition, Tuesday & Wednesday, November 27th & 28th : Auction sale, Thursday morning, November 29th at 11 o'clock, in Farmer's exhibition hall
    Streeton, Arthur Sir, 1867-1943
    [ Book : 1923 ]
    At Macquarie University
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  3. A catalogue <of> Mr Streeton's pictures, East Melbourne, June 1914
    Streeton, Arthur, Sir, 1867-1943
    [ Book : 1914 ]
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  4. Streeton's Sydney Sunshine Exhibition, 88 Elizabeth St., next Falks
    Streeton, Arthur, Sir, 1867-1943
    [ Book : 1896 ]
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    Streeton's Sydney Sunshine Exhibition, 88 Elizabeth St., next Falks
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  5. Exhibition of paintings by Sir Arthur Streeton : held at theAthenaeum Gallery, Collins Street, 11th to 23rd January, 1943
    Streeton, Arthur, Sir, 1867-1943
    [ Book : 1943 ]
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    At 2 libraries
    Exhibition of paintings by Sir Arthur Streeton : held at theAthenaeum Gallery, Collins Street, 11th to 23rd January, 1943
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  6. Letters : Toorak, to Ernest Brown
    Streeton, Arthur Sir, 1867-1943
    [ Unpublished : 1935 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  7. An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Arthur Streeton at the Fine Arts Gallery, 100 Exhibition St., Melbourne, 14 July 1926
    Streeton, Arthur, Sir, 1867-1943
    [ Book : 1927 ]
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    An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Arthur Streeton at the Fine Arts Gallery, 100 Exhibition St., Melbourne, 14 July 1926
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  8. Letter : to Tom Roberts
    Streeton, Arthur Sir, 1867-1943
    [ Unpublished : 1905-1910 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  9. Paintings by Arthur Streeton : the Athenaeum Gallery, Fedbruary 14th to 24th 1961
    Streeton, Arthur, Sir, 1867-1943
    [ Book : 1961 ]
    At Nat Gall Aus Res
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  10. Catalogue of Arthur Streeton's Venice : at the Guildhall Melbourne, July 13th to 27th 1909
    Streeton, Arthur, Sir, 1867-1943
    [ Book : 1909 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  1. Streeton, Oliver (1941-2013)
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    ... Streeton, Arthur ... Australia and was a central figure in compiling a catalogue raissone for the work of his Sir Arthur Streeton. ... Streeton trained in industrial design at the Melbourne Technical College finishing the diploma ...
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  2. Lindsay, Lionel, (Sir) (1874-1961)
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    ... Streeton, Arthur ... LINDSAY FAMILY: Percival Charles (1870-1952), Sir Lionel Arthur (1874-1961), Norman Alfred Williams ... (1879-1969), Ruby (1885-1919) and Sir Ernest Daryl (1889-1976), artists and writers, were born at ...
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  3. Mackennal, Bertram, (Sir) (1863-1931)
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    ... Streeton, Arthur ... Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal (1863-1931), sculptor, was born on 12 June 1863 at Fitzroy, Melbourne ...
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  1. Attention to detail 7. SIR ARTHUR STREETON (1867-1943) AUSTRALIAN PAINTERS
    The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982) Wednesday 2 May 1962 p 50 Article Illustrated
    ... Attention to detail 7. SIR ARTHUR STREETON (1867-1943) AUSTRALIAN PAINTERS By Douglas Watson ARTHUR ... STREETON was born near Geelong in Victoria in 1867 and studied drawing at the National Gallery, Melbourne ... 344 words
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  2. OBITUARY SIR ARTHUR STREETON
    Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954) Friday 3 September 1943 p 4 Article
    ... OBITUARY SIR ARTHUR STREETON MELBOURNE, Thursday.-Sir Ar-thur Streeton, eminent Australian art ... -ist, died on Wednesday night after a long illness at his home, Longacres, Olinda. Sir Arthur Streeton has ... 116 words
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  3. Sir Arthur Streeton Dead
    The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Friday 3 September 1943 p 4 Article
    ... Sir Arthur Streelon Dead MELBOURNE: Sir Arthur Streeton, Australia's lending land-scape painter ... 35 words
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  1. The great Streeton / Harold Day
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  2. Catalogue
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  3. Anne's animals : verses / by Walter Murdoch ; illustrations by Mrs Arthur Streeton
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    Anne's animals : verses / by Walter Murdoch ; illustrations by Mrs Arthur Streeton
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  4. Exhibition of pictures by the late Herbert Rose : to be opened by Sir Arthur Streeton on Tuesday, June 1st, 1937, at 3 p.m. : closing date Saturday, June 12th
    Rose, Herbert, 1890-1937
    [ Book : 1937 ]
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    Exhibition of pictures by the late Herbert Rose : to be opened by Sir Arthur Streeton on Tuesday, June 1st, 1937, at 3 p.m. : closing date Saturday, June 12th
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  1. AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY National Memorials Ordinance 1928-1959
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 15 April 1971 [Issue No.41] p 2386

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    ... (1862-1935) Sir Arthur Ernest Streeton (1867 1943) Reginald Ward Sturgess (1890-1932) Significance and ... November 1963 188 of 25 August 1943 69 of 20 August 1964 38 of 6 July 1950 77 of 17 September 1964 69 of 9 ... 6713 words
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    ... ; Speaker, House of Representatives, 1943-1949, Member, Bankruptcy Legislation Committee, 1932 ... -1954, Barrister, 1954 1968 Public servant and diplomat, Deputy Con troller-General of Food, 1943-1946, Minister to ... 7235 words
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  3. PHARMACY ACT, 1897. THE PHARMACEUTICAL REGISTER OF NEW SOUTH WALES FOR 1931.
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    ... , Arthur Lindsay, Alexander-parade, Roseville Allan, Margaret Jean, Barham Allen Edward, Ulmarra Allen ... Ball, Arthur Roy, Marrickville Ballhausen, Louis William, The Corso, Manly Balls, Allan Arthur, 15 ... 29682 words
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  1. The purple noon's transparent might ...
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    [ Art work : 1970-1979 ]
  2. Original sketchbook : mainly figure ...
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    Original sketchbook : mainly figure studies, 1888-1889 / Sir Arthur Ernest Streeton
  3. Ticket in [Arthur] Streetons art un ...
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    Ticket in [Arthur] Streetons art union of pictures
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    [ Art work : 1894 ]
    [Panoramic view of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline], 1894 / painted by Arthur Streeton
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    [ Art work : 1982 ]
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  2. Arthur Streeton to J.J. Brownsword, Wolverhampton Art Gallery regarding paintings (2p.), 17 June 1912, (File 7116.22), (from Collections held by the Tate Gallery Library Archive / Wolverhampton Art Gallery Collection (7116))
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    Arthur Streeton to J.J. Brownsword, Wolverhampton Art Gallery regarding paintings (2p.), 17 June 1912, (File 7116.22),  (from Collections held by the Tate Gallery Library Archive  / Wolverhampton Art Gallery Collection  (7116))
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  3. Science study notebooks
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    [ Unpublished : 1931-1932 ]
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  1. Victorian art lovers pay tribute to impressionist Sir Arthur Streeton on 150th birthday
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  2. Fire's on - Lapstone tunnel by Arthur Streeton, 1891
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  3. Streeton: Fire's on - Lapstone tunnel / [videorecording]
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  4. Works for piano trio / Elena Kats-Chernin ; Streeton Trio
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  1. Sir Arthur Streeton
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  2. Sir Arthur Streeton’s “Variations” (23 August 1940)
    Art in Australia.
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  3. Arthur Streeton at Coogee
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  4. SIR ARTHUR STREETON’S RECENT PAINTINGS (15 February 1937)
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