Sydney Long

1871 - 1955 Flamingoes 1910-20
  • watercolour on paper
31.3 cm x 23.7 cm

Born in Goulburn, New South Wales, in 1871, Long trained in decorative design before moving to Sydney in the early 1890s. He absorbed the lessons of naturalism and plein-air painting at the Art Society of New South Wales School, studying under A. J. Daplyn and Julian Ashton, and began exhibiting works in 1894. His artistic debut, the critically acclaimed By tranquil waters, was purchased by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Here, Long merged the principles of his Ashton School-training with his own mood-driven expression of place, initiating a series of bush idylls in which he increasingly abstracted natural forms.

Source: Art Gallery of New South Wales



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