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Although often referred to as 'the father of Australian landscape painting',
Abram Louis Buvelot was actually born in Switzerland, studied art in Lausanne and Paris and spent 18 years in
When, for health reasons, he migrated to Australia, aged 51, he spoke no
In 1879 his next-door neighbour was none other than the young artist Julian
Ashton and because Ashton could speak French, he and Buvelot became close associates.
Buvelot was an Australian pioneer of 'plein air' tonal impressionism, as
exemplified in France by the Barbizon School painter Corot.
His truthful representation of the Australian bush had a profound influence on
the artists of the Heidelberg School such as Roberts, Streeton and McCubbin.
Winter Morning Near
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