The Artists

Charles Conder

Charles Conder
Cabinet-portrait photograph of 1886
Australian Manuscripts Collection
State Library of Victoria

Charles Conder, or ‘K’ as he was known to his friends, was the third of five children and was born on 24 October 1868 at Tottenham, Middlesex, England. He arrived in Sydney on 13 June 1884 and met with Tom Roberts in Sydney in March 1888. Roberts encouraged Conder to visit Melbourne and in the Spring of 1888, Conder painted with Roberts at the Box Hill camp. From May 1889 to April 1890, Conder lived at Eaglemont and shared the old farmhouse on the Mount Eagle estate with Arthur Streeton. It was here that Conder and his fellow artists planned the 9 x 5 Impression Exhibition, at which Conder exhibited 46 works. He returned to Europe on 26 April 1890, and married Stella Maris Belford in Paris on 5 December 1901. Charles Conder died on 9 February 1909 at Virginia Water, Windsor, England.

The following paintings by Charles Conder can be viewed as part of this collection.

Charles Conder - Impressionists' Camp, 1889
Charles Conder - The Yarra Heidelberg, Boys Bathing, 1890
Charles Conder - Under A Southern Sun, 1890

Charles Conder - Biography

Charles Conder - Bibliography

Heidelberg School Bibliography

Heidelberg School Background

Charles Conder Memorabilia
'The 9x5 Impression Exhibition’ Catalogue
Charles Conder Impressionists' Camp, 1889 Catalogue number 47
The 9x5 Impression Exhibition Article by James Smith, The Argus, 17 August 1889
Concerning Impressions in Painting - Letter to The Editor
Old England Hotel, Heidelberg

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Left: Arthur Streeton - Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890
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