Streeton

/ˈstritn/ (say 'streetn)

noun
Sir Arthur Ernest, 1867–1943, Australian landscape painter; one of the founders of the Heidelberg School.
Arthur Streeton was born at Mount Duneed, Victoria. The family moved to Melbourne in 1874 and he attended night classes at the National Gallery School from 1882 to 1888 while apprenticed to a lithographer. Frederick McCubbin and Tom Roberts invited him to join their Box Hill camp in 1886, and two years later, with Charles Conder and Roberts, Streeton established the camp at Eaglemont near Heidelberg, Victoria. The critic Sidney Dickinson, writing on Streeton's work in 1891, coined the term `Heidelberg school' for the works of this group of artists. Streeton contributed 40 paintings to the `9 x 5 Impression Exhibition' held in Melbourne in 1889, the first impressionist exhibition held in Australia. The Art Gallery of NSW bought Streeton's Still Glides the Stream in 1890 and the National Gallery of Victoria purchased The Purple Noon's Transparent Might in 1896; together these paintings established Streeton's national reputation. In 1898 Streeton left for England and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1900. His later European paintings were influenced by Turner and Sargent but were never as successful as his Australian landscapes. Streeton was an official war artist during World War I and returned to settle in Victoria in 1924. From 1929 he was art critic for the Argus. He was knighted in 1937. His work is represented in all the major Australian galleries. The very popular impressionist exhibition, `Golden Summers: Heidelberg and Beyond', mounted by the National Gallery of Victoria in 1985, took its name from Streeton's Golden Summer: Eaglemont, 1889.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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