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An image of Self portrait by Arthur Streeton

Arthur Streeton

(Australia, England, Australia 08 Apr 1867 – 01 Sep 1943)

Self portrait
(circa 1923-circa 1924)
Media category
Materials used
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
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (2)

Andrew Sayers, To look within: self portraits in Australia, 'The artist's self-portrait in Australia', pg. 6-33, Brisbane, 2004, 18, 20 (colour illus.).

Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 40], Sydney, 15 Oct 1931, (illus.). plate no. 1

Exhibition history (2)

Artists by artists (1954), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Nov 1954–05 Dec 1954

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