(Australia, England, Australia 08 Apr 1867–01 Sep 1943)
61.0 x 53.0cm stretcher; 80.0 x 70.0 x 6.5cm frame
A leading member of the Heidelberg school of Australian impressionism, Arthur Streeton (1867–1943) is renowned for his sun-drenched vision of the Australian landscape. Moving to Sydney in 1890 he painted many lyrical views of the city, harbour and beaches and adopted an increasingly ambitious scale to produce some of his best known paintings including 'Fire's on'. After a period in London and in France as official war artist during World War I, Streeton returned to Australia to widespread acclaim. This self portrait aged fifty-six portrays the artist at the peak of his success.
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006
Ross Searle (Australia) (Author), Andrew Sayers (Australia, b.1957) (Author), To look within: self portraits in Australia, Brisbane, 2004, 18, 20 (colour illus.).
Art in Australia [series 3, no. 40] 15 Oct 1931, 15 Oct 1931, (illus.). plate no. 1
Artists by artists (1954), Art Gallery of New South Wales, 04 Nov 1954–05 Dec 1954.
To look within: Self portraits in Australia, University of Queensland Art Museum, 16 Apr 2004–20 Jun 2004.
To look within: Self portraits in Australia, National Portrait Gallery [Old Parliament House], 09 Jul 2004–19 Sep 2004.