artists represented

R. Godfrey Rivers
R. Godfrey Rivers
At High Mass
1885
oil on canvas
72 x 92 cm
 

After studying at the Slade School in London, Richard Godfrey Rivers (1859 - 1925) emigrated to Australia in 1889 where he was instrumental in the establishment of the Queensland Art Gallery. He exhibited his masterful landscapes both in Australia and abroad, and represented Queensland painting at the Adelaide Jubilee International Exhibition in 1887.

Rivers taught painting, modelling, design, and ornament for many years, and was made an honourary curator at the Queensland Art Gallery from 1895 to 1914. His works are held in the collections of the the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Queensland Art Gallery, and University of Queensland, among others.

REF: McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Miegunyah Press, 2006, p. 828.