Streeton, the fourth of seven children, was born at Duneed, near Geelong,
Victoria on the 8 April 1867. From Christmas 1888 to mid 1890, he lived
on the Mount Eagle estate. In August 1889, he exhibited 40 works in the
9 x 5 Impression Exhibition, and during the 1890’s visited Adelaide and
areas of New South Wales. In 1897, he travelled to London, and returned
to Australia in October 1906. He again travelled to London in 1907, and
married Esther Leonora (Nora) Clench on 11 January 1908. He returned to
Australia, and in 1921 purchased a property in Olinda, which he called
‘Longacres’. In 1924-25, he organized the building of his house at ‘Longacres’.
In 1937, he was knighted for his services to art. Arthur Streeton, who
was known to his friends as ‘Smike’, died on 1 September 1943 and is buried
in Ferntree Gully Cemetery.
following paintings by Arthur Streeton can be viewed as part of this collection.
Streeton - At Templestowe, 1889
- Golden Summer, Eaglemont, 1889
Streeton - Eaglemont, 1889
Streeton - The Selectors Hut: Whelan On The Log, 1890
Arthur Streeton - Above
Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890
Streeton - Still Glides The Stream And Shall Forever Glide, 1890
- Near Heidelberg, 1890
Arthur Streeton - Spring,
Arthur Streeton - Fire's
On, c. 1891
Arthur Streeton - Australia
Streeton - Golden Afternoon, Olinda, c. 1924
Arthur Streeton - View
From Farmer's, Olinda, c. 1928
Arthur Streeton - Silvan
Dam, c. 1930-31
Arthur Streeton - The
Letter from Arthur Streeton
to Frederick McCubbin from Glenbrook, New South Wales. Late 1891.
Beaconsfield Tower, Doncaster
Photograph Walter Withers
and Jack Whelan c. 1889
of Mount Eagle from Yarra River c. 1900
The Andrew Mackenzie
Streeton and Tom Roberts
Roberts and Streeton
spent the last years of their lives living only kilometres apart in the
picturesque Dandenong Ranges, to the east of Melbourne. Their closeness
as friends and artists and their shared empathy with the environment of
this special area is one of the untold stories of the Heidelberg School.
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Left: Arthur Streeton
- Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890
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