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Louis Buvelot

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 Brazil.

When, for health reasons, he migrated to Australia, aged 51, he spoke no English.

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.

 

 Louis Buvelot

Louis Buvelot, Winter Morning Near Heidelberg 1886

Louis Buvelot, The Clearing

Lousi Buvelot, Between Tallarook And Yea

Winter Morning Near
Heidelberg 1886

The Clearing

Between Tallarook
And Yea



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