Minns, Benjamin Edwin (1864-1937)

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Minns, Always known as this, not by his full name, B.E. (1863-1937)
Minns, B. E. (1863-1937)
Minns, B. E. (1864-1937)
Minns, Benjamin Edwin (1863-1937)
Murray, Benjamin (1863-1937)
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artist; watercolourist; Watercolourist; black-and-white artist; Artist; Cartoonist / Illustrator; Painter; Draughtsman; Clerk
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Benjamin Edwin Minns (1863-1937), watercolourist and black-and-white artist, was born on 17 November 1863 near Dungog, New South Wales, son of Irish-born Bridget Murray, aged 17, who in 1869 married George...

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B.E. Minns was introduced to art by the young Charles Conder, with whom he shared rooms in the 1880s. He soon developed a successful career as the first significant freelance Bulletin cartoonist. He is also remembered for his sensitive watercolours. Subjects include Aboriginal and suffragette themes, as well as landscapes and portraiture.

painter, cartoonist and illustrator, was born on 17 November 1863 near Dungog in the NSW bush (according to birth certificate, Australian Dictionary of Biography & Sothebys - cited as 1864 [ sic ] by Rainbow, Christie’s, etc.), son of Irish-born Bridget Murray, aged 17, who in 1869 married his father, George Minns, a farmer. The family lived near Inverell, where Minns began his art career at the age of 14 taking drawing lessons from an “old lady in the town” (Lindesay, 1979, 13). Aged 17 he went to Sydney and entered the legal offices of Abbott & Allen, where he met Charles Conder and they decided to share a studio. Minns studied art at Sydney Technical College under Lucien Henry , joined A.J. Daplyn 's life class at the Art Society of NSW and took lessons from Julian Ashton . Conder, already employed by the Illustrated Sydney News , got Minns his first job on this paper. Minns also drew for the Sydney Mail (William Moore, Lone Hand 2 March 1914, states that the two started on the ISN – repeated by Renniks and the ADB – while other sources state his earliest work was for the Mail ). Both men then drew for the Town and Country Journal , e.g. Minns 5 April 1890. On 9 June 1888 Minns married Harriet Ford in St John’s, Darlinghurst; they had no children. Minns’s pro-suffrage cartoon, Just out of reach 1891, shows a woman carrying a baby chained by 'woman’s sphere’ and ...

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  • fl. 1877 - 1937

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  • (see also) Sydney Technical College; Sketch Club of the Art Society of New South Wales; Society of Artists Sydney; Sydney Mail; Bulletin; St. Paul's Magazine, Punch, Strand Magazine, Bystander. Founder member and President of the Australian Watercolour Institute

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Resources by Benjamin Edwin Minns (33)

  1. Exhibition of paintings by the late B.E. Minns on Tuesday, May 3rd, 1938
    Minns, B. E., 1864-1937
    [ Book : 1938 ]
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    At State Library VIC
    Exhibition of paintings by the late B.E. Minns on Tuesday, May 3rd, 1938
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  2. The hunter, ca. 1894-1949 / Benjamin Edwin Minns
    Minns, B. E., 1864-1937
    [ Art work : 1949 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Self portrait of B.E. Minns / B.E. Minns
    Minns, B. E., 1864-1937
    [ Art work : 1913 ]
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    Self portrait of B.E. Minns / B.E. Minns
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  4. The hunter, ca. 1894-1949 / Benjamin Edwin Minns
    Minns, B. E., 1864-1937
    [ Art work : 1949 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  5. Bullock Team, 1936 / Benjamin Edwin Minns
    Minns, B. E., 1864-1937
    [ Photograph : 1936 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  6. Professor Brereton, University of Sydney, 1921 / Benjamin Edwin Minns
    Minns, B. E., 1864-1937
    [ Art work : 1921 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  7. The Bees Nest, [19]24 : [original etching] / Benjamin Edwin Minns
    Minns, B. E., 1864-1937
    [ Art work : 1924 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  8. Tower built by Macqaurie, La Perouse : watercolour / Benjamin Edwin Minns
    Minns, B. E., 1864-1937
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    At State Library of NSW
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  9. David Blair, native, Gippsland Victoria, 1919 / Benjamin Edwin Minns
    Minns, B. E., 1864-1937
    [ Photograph : 1919 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  10. Catalogue of exhibition of water colors and black & white drawings by B.E. Minns : held at the Fine Art Society's Gallery, 100 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, May 20th to May 31st, 1924
    Minns, B. E., 1864-1937
    [ Book : 1924 ]
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    At State Library VIC
    Catalogue of exhibition of water colors and black & white drawings by B.E. Minns : held at the Fine Art Society's Gallery, 100 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, May 20th to May 31st, 1924
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    Bust portrait of an Aboriginal Australian woman / B. E. Minns
  2. Just out of reach [1891 / sketch by ...
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    "You've got your boots on the wrong way Jacky" "by cripes, must have had plurry legs crossed" B.E.Minns
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    Unaipon Warriwaldi Tribe, S.A., 1924 / by B.E. Minns
  5. Gin, Native, Bombala N.S.W. ; Male, ...
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    Gin, Native, Bombala N.S.W. ; Male, North Coast N.S.W. / etching by B. E. Minns
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    "What was the row about, Mary?" "Jacky stop out all night and spend all my two bob" B.E.Minns
  1. MR. BENJAMIN E. MINNS
    The Labor Daily (Sydney, NSW : 1924 - 1938) Wednesday 24 February 1937 p 6 Article
    ... MR. BENJAMIN E. MINNS ine iunerai or Mr. Benjamin Edwin Minns, 72, the well-known artist, whose ... uburbs Crematorium. Mr. Minns was president of the Water Color Institute and a native of Inverell. ... 48 words
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  2. MR. B. E. MINNS.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 24 February 1937 p 21 Article
    ... MR. B. E. MINNS. Representatives of art and literature at-tended the funeral of Mr Benjamin Edwin ... Minns yesterday afternoon, at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium. A servlce in the chapel was conducted by ... 178 words
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  3. MR. B. MINES. Artist's Sudden Death. LANDSCAPE AND, ABORIGINES.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 22 February 1937 p 8 Article
    ... born at Inverell in 1864. He spent his early years In the country, and there gained his intimate ... . His camera, which bore his name, led to the dis-covery of his identity. Mr. Benjamin Edwin Minns was ... 428 words
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  2. [Benjamin Edwin Minns : Australian Art and Artists file]
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  2. PHARMACY ACT, 1897. THE PHARMACEUTICAL REGISTER OF NEW SOUTH WALES FOR 1938.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Tuesday 14 June 1938 [Issue No.91 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 2313

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    ... Registration. No. Date. G91 12 Jan., 1899 D66 8 Sept., 1937 480 17 Feb., 1898 724 11 May, 1899 1225 16 Nov ... 14 Jan., 1931 69S 9 Feb., 1899 D59 13 July, 1937 2987 8 Jan., 1935 2287 8 Mar., 1927 C 14 Oct., 1897 ... 33335 words
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    ... Munro, William Clarke, Preston Edwin Eslick, Benjamin Pryor, Alexander Chrystal, Charles Alexander Green ... Dickson, Thomas Hall, Samuel Townsend, Edwin Henry Taylor, Arthur Henry Allen, John Finlay Downes, Patrick ... 3595 words
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  1. B. E. MINNS. (1 January 1917)
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  2. HAMILTON Including HAMILTON NORTH. (1 January 1937)
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  2. Memorial art exhibition of watercolours by the late B. E. Minns, J.W.Tristram, J.J.Hilder in Murdochs Art Salon
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  3. Six Christmas cards / by B.E. Minns
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