artists represented

Charles Conder
Charles Conder
Fête champêtre
watercolour on silk
60 x 90 cm
 Charles Conder (1868 – 1884) was one of Australia’s leading impressionist painters. Born in London, he studied in Paris and arrived in Sydney in 1884. In 1888 he moved to Melbourne where he worked closely with Streeton, McCubbin and Roberts, designing the catalogue cover for their ‘9 x 5 Impressions’ exhibition. He returned to Paris in 1890 where he was associated with the Art Nouveau movement. He moved to London in 1893. A major retrospective of his work was curated and toured by the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2003-2004. Conder is represented by the National Gallery of Australia, all state and many regional galleries, Jeu de Paume Paris and public collections in the US and UK.

REF: McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Miegunyah Press, 2006, p 338