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
(circa 1923-circa 1924)
oil on canvas
61.0 x 53.0 cm stretcher; 80.0 x 70.0 x 6.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.r., oil "A.S.".
Gift of the artist at the request of the Trustees 1924
Not on display
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Artists by artists (1954), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Nov 1954–05 Dec 1954
To look within: Self portraits in Australia:
- University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane 16 Apr 2004–20 Jun 2004
- National Portrait Gallery [Old Parliament House], Canberra 09 Jul 2004–19 Sep 2004