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Title

W Lister Lister

1923

Artist

Lawson Balfour

Australia

17 Aug 1870 - 09 Feb 1966

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Portrait of W. Lister Lister
    Date
    1923
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    116.0 x 91.5 cm stretcher; 137.5 x 115.3 x 12.3 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated u.r. corner, brown oil "Lawson Balfour/ 1923".

    Credit
    Purchased 1924
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    4548
    Archibald Prize
    - 1923
    Artist information
    Lawson Balfour

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    William Lister won the Wynne Prize for landscape painting seven times between 1898 and 1925, reflecting his status as a respected and popular Sydney painter of large-scale coastal scenes and landscape in oils and watercolour. He studied and became established as a professional artist and teacher in London by the mid 1880s returning to Australia in 1888 to continue his career at home. Joining the Royal Art Society of New South Wales, he became vice-president 1894–97 and president from 1897–1941. Appointed to the board of trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales (then the National Art Gallery of New South Wales) from 1900, he was its vice-president from 1919–43.

    This work was a finalist in the 1923 Archibald Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1924.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 6 publications

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