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Title

A Dattilo-Rubbo


Artist

Evelyn Chapman

Australia

25 Oct 1888 - 18 Jul 1961


About

Painter and teacher Anthonio Dattilo-Rubbo (1870-1955) was an Italian immigrant who came to Australia in 1897. In Sydney, he founded an art school in Bligh Street where he taught for forty-three years and was also an instructor at the Royal Art Society of New South Wales school. Dattilo-Rubbo is important to Australian art for encouraging a strong focus on colour and experimentation among his pupils, who included the author of this portrait and other subsequently important Australian artists such as Roy de Maistre, Roland Wakelin, Norah Simpson and Grace Cossington-Smith.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006


Details


Date

1911


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

40.6 x 30.8 cm stretcher; 56.2 x 46.1 x 6.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, red oil "Evelyn Chapman/ 1911".


Credit

Purchased 1919


Location

Not on display


Accession number

946


Artist information

Evelyn Chapman

Works in the collection

13


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Deborah Edwards, Daphne Wallace, Margo Neale, Victoria Lynn and Sandra Byron, Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1995.

Sarah Engledow, Portrait (no.28), 'Lovers of light', pg. 16-21, Canberra, Winter 2008, 19, 20, 21 (colour illus.).

William Moore, The Brisbane courier, 'Art and artists. The Art Society', pg 22, Brisbane, 27 Oct 1928, 22.

Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 42. cat.no. 107

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Royal Art Society. Cabinet exhibition', pg. 13, Sydney, 18 Mar 1911, 13.