Australian Impressionists – Frederick McCubbin

Frederick McCubbin (1855-1917) is the third Australian Impressionist we have studied this year.
His earlier paintings, in particular, tended to be sombre works which often depicted the harshness of pioneer living.
The Australian Impressionists, known as the Heidelberg School, set up camp at Box Hill and later Heidelberg in Victoria around 1885 and practiced out of doors studying the effects of light and colour. They differed at first from the French Impressionists in that they didn\’t use \’broken colour.\’

Whisperings in Wattle Boughs

Down on his Luck

The Lost Child

The Bush Sawyers

The North Wind

On the Wallaby Track


Girl With a Bird at the King Street Bakery

For more information on Australian Impressionism and the Heidelberg School see here.

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