artists represented

Rupert Bunny
The Stubborn Faun
oil on canvas
54 x 81 cm
 Rupert Bunny (1864 - 1947) was the most successful Australian artist in Paris at the turn of the twentieth century. Born in Melbourne, Bunny went to Paris in 1886, remaining in Europe for 39 years. He exhibited at the Old Salon in 1888, receiving a Mention Honorable in the Salon in 1890. Bunny returned to Melbourne in 1933 and was vice president of the Contemporary Art Society in 1936. Major retrospectives were held of his work in 1946, 1991 and 2009. He is represented by the National Gallery of Australia, state and regional galleries and public collections in France.

REF: McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Miegunyah Press, 2006, p293-294