McCubbin, Frederick (1855-1917)

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McCubbin, Fred (1855-1917)
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Painter; Art Teacher; Artist; Draughtsman; Drawing Master
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Frederick (Fred) McCubbin (1855-1917), painter and art teacher, was born on 25 February 1855 at 165 King Street, Melbourne, third son of Alexander McCubbin, baker from Ayrshire, Scotland, and his English...

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From the 1880s, when his first mature work was painted, until just before his death in 1917, Frederick McCubbin painted some of Australia's most loved landscapes and narrative paintings. Because of his family circumstances he had less freedom than many of his fellow artists, and his subject matter remains distinctly Victorian, and strongly affected by the narrative style of his early teacher, George Folingsby.

From the 1880s, when his first mature work was painted, until just before his death in 1917, Frederick McCubbin painted some of Australia’s most loved landscapes and narrative paintings. Because of his family circumstances he had less freedom than many of his fellow artists, and his subject matter remains distinctly Victorian, and strongly affected by the narrative style of his early teacher, George Folingsby.Frederick McCubbin was born at 165 King Street, Melbourne, the third son of a Scottish baker, and his English wife. His mother encouraged him to draw, as did the pastor from the local church. On leaving school he was first employed by a local solicitor, but lost that job after he was caught constructing model theatres during office hours. He returned to helping in the family bakery, including driving the baker’s cart. From 1867 to 1870 he was an evening student at the Artisans School of Design at Carlton. Here he befriended fellow artists Louis Abrahams and Charles Douglas Richardson. He then enrolled as an evening student at the National Gallery School, where he continued as a student until 1885. From 1871 to 1875 he was apprenticed as a coach painter, but after completing his apprenticeship he had to concentrate on helping the family business. One of the most important influences on McCubbin’s development as an artist came from the Irishman George Folingsby, who succeeded Eugene von Guerard as head of the National Gallery School in 1882. Earlier he had been influenced Julian Rossi Ashton who was ...

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  • fl. c.1871 - c.1917

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  1. [Frederick McCubbin : Australasian Art & Artists File]
    McCubbin, Frederick, 1855-1917
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  2. The art of Frederick McCubbin / with essay by James MacDonald and some remarks on Australian art by the artist
    McCubbin, Frederick, 1855-1917
    [ Book : 1916 ]
    At WA State Library
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  3. Frederick McCubbin, 1855-1917 : 'The Proff' and his art / Andrew Mackenzie ; foreword by Robert Bleakley ; introduction by Sir William Dargie
    Mackenzie, Andrew, 1952-
    [ Book : 1990 ]
    At 34 libraries
    Frederick McCubbin, 1855-1917 : 'The Proff' and his art / Andrew Mackenzie ; foreword by Robert Bleakley ; introduction by Sir William Dargie
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  4. Autumn memories / Frederick McCubbin
    McCubbin, Frederick, 1855-1917
    [ Art work : 1900-1992 ]
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  5. Mr. Fred McCubbin's exhibition of Australian paintings, Athenaeum Upper Hall, April 22, 1904 : catalogue
    McCubbin, Frederick, 1855-1917
    [ Book : 1904 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  6. The lost child, 1886 / Frederick McCubbin
    McCubbin, Frederick, 1855-1917
    [ Art work : 1970-1979 ]
    At LaTrobe Uni Melb
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  7. Frederick McCubbin 1855-1917 : Childhood fancies 1905
    McCubbin, Frederick, 1855-1917
    [ Book : 2004 ]
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  8. The paintings of the late Frederick McCubbin
    McCubbin, Frederick, 1855-1917
    [ Book : 1924 ]
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  9. Frederick McCubbin, 1855-1917 / Geoffrey Dutton
    Dutton, Geoffrey, 1922-1998
    [ Book : 1987-1989 ]
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  10. The lost child / Frederick McCubbin
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  1. [Frederick McCubbin : Australasian Art & Artists File]
    McCubbin, Frederick, 1855-1917
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  2. The art of Frederick McCubbin / with essay by James MacDonald and some remarks on Australian art by the artist
    McCubbin, Frederick, 1855-1917
    [ Book : 1916 ]
    At WA State Library
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  3. Frederick McCubbin 1855-1917 Whisperings in wattle boughs 1886 : property formerly in the collection of Professor Henry Laurie and Mrs Frances Laurie, Melbourne
    Hansen, David
    [ Book : 2012 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  4. Frederick McCubbin, 1855-1917 : 'The Proff' and his art / Andrew Mackenzie ; foreword by Robert Bleakley ; introduction by Sir William Dargie
    Mackenzie, Andrew, 1952-
    [ Book : 1990 ]
    At 34 libraries
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  5. Autumn memories / Frederick McCubbin
    McCubbin, Frederick, 1855-1917
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  6. Mr. Fred McCubbin's exhibition of Australian paintings, Athenaeum Upper Hall, April 22, 1904 : catalogue
    McCubbin, Frederick, 1855-1917
    [ Book : 1904 ]
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  7. The lost child, 1886 / Frederick McCubbin
    McCubbin, Frederick, 1855-1917
    [ Art work : 1970-1979 ]
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  8. Frederick McCubbin 1855-1917 : Childhood fancies 1905
    McCubbin, Frederick, 1855-1917
    [ Book : 2004 ]
    At 7 libraries
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  9. The paintings of the late Frederick McCubbin
    McCubbin, Frederick, 1855-1917
    [ Book : 1924 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  10. Frederick McCubbin, 1855-1917 / Geoffrey Dutton
    Dutton, Geoffrey, 1922-1998
    [ Book : 1987-1989 ]
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  1. McCubbin, Louis (1890-1952)
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    ... FREDERICK McCUBBIN'S PAINTINGS. Miss. Irene Vanbrugh and members of her com-pany visited the new ... late Frederick McCubbin, which are now on view. ... 32 words
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  3. Mr. Frederick McCubbin.
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    ... Mr. Frederick McCubbin. Mr. Frederick McCubbin, who died on Dec. 20 at his quaint old house in Ken ... the landing on Gallipoli, and is now in England. Mr. McCubbin was essentially a landscape painter, and ... 342 words
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  1. Jewel: Frederick McCubbin
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  2. [Interview with Hugh McCubbin by Charles McCubbin and Frederick McCubbin]
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