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HANS HEYSEN
1877-1968

    

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Born in Germany on october 8 1877 Hans Heysen came to Australia at the age of 6. He studied art at the Norwood Art School in Adelaide with Julian Ashcroft and overseas in Italy, Britain, Holland and France at the Academie Julian, Academeie Calarossi and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Returning to Australia he lived at Hahndorf outside Adeliade and became renowned for his watercolor and charcoal portrayals of the Australian bush.
Awards won included the Wynne Prize nine times between 1904 and 193. Knighted for services to Australian Art in 1959 he died in Mount Barker South Australia on 2 july 1968

 

Hans Heysen at the National Gallery of Australia

Hans Heysen is one of Australias best-known artists. He was an influential artist, one whose work was pivotal to the development of Australian landscape art in the 20th century. The exhibition includes oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints. It showcases Heysens well-known landscapes celebrating the Australian gum tree and his groundbreaking paintings of the Flinders Ranges.
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