The Artists

Arthur Streeton

Arthur Streeton
Private Collection

Arthur 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.

Arthur Streeton Biography

The following paintings by Arthur Streeton can be viewed as part of this collection.

Arthur Streeton - At Templestowe, 1889
Arthur Streeton - Golden Summer, Eaglemont, 1889
Arthur Streeton - Eaglemont, 1889
Arthur Streeton - The Selectors Hut: Whelan On The Log, 1890
Arthur Streeton - Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890
Arthur Streeton - Still Glides The Stream And Shall Forever Glide, 1890
Arthur Streeton - Near Heidelberg, 1890
Arthur Streeton - Spring, 1890
Arthur Streeton - Fire's On, c. 1891
Arthur Streeton - Australia Felix, 1907
Arthur 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 Cloud, 1936

Arthur Streeton Bibliography

Heidelberg School Bibliography

Arthur Streeton Memorabilia
Letter from Arthur Streeton to Frederick McCubbin from Glenbrook, New South Wales. Late 1891.
Beaconsfield Tower, Doncaster Hill 1880
Photograph Walter Withers and Jack Whelan c. 1889
View of Mount Eagle from Yarra River c. 1900

The Andrew Mackenzie Audio Interviews

Arthur 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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3. A Real Player external window will open and begin playing the audio.

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Left: Arthur Streeton - Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890
Collection: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

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