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A painter and etcher of decorative landscapes, Sydney Long studied under Julian
Ashton at the NSW Art Society, and became Ashton's star pupil and protégé.
In 1907 he became Ashton's partner and co-teacher at the Sydney Art. At the age
of 19, Long was thrust headlong into fame and notoriety by the purchase of his idyllic figures in landscape
painting, 'Tranquil Waters', by the NSW Gallery.
A controversy ensued that brought the young artist valuable
Long left Australia for London in 1910 to continue his studies of painting and etching at various art institutions.
In 1920 his skill and artist were recognised by his election to the Associateship of the Royal Society of Painters,
Etchers and Engravers.
In 1925 he returned to Sydney to a very successful career as a painter and
Long's success was institutionalised by his election as trustee of the NSW Gallery in 1933. He was twice the winner
of the prestigious Wynne Prize for landscape in 1938 and 1940.
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