AustralianPrints.com - Art Prints and Quality Reproductions Of Famous Australian Paintings And Artists
 

Australian artist information page for ...

Eugene Von Guerard

Eugene Von Guerard was the son of an artist in the employ of Francis I of Austria.

He studied in Rome and there became attached to an expatriate group of German artists and writers, the Nazarenes, who were a romantic, religious, revivalist sect. 
 
The Nazarenes proposed an art that should be faithful, innocent, sensitive and thoughtful, and that an artist should live a life that is pure and noble.

Von Guerard's hard-working and earnest life was well in keeping with the tenets of this reactionary group. 
 
Von Guerard began his Australian life in the goldfields but soon realised that his riches were to be found in his own talents and it wasn't long before he was undertaking lucrative commissions recording the dwellings and properties of rich landowners. He also toured Australia in pursuit of the picturesque.
 
 Such was his fame that he was appointed the first head of the National Gallery School of Victoria in 1870 where he was to influence the training of artists for the next 11 years.

Eugene Von Guerard

Eugene Von Guerard, The Barter

The Barter


click here to enlarge the image above

Use the search box below to find more information about Eugene Von Guerard.

Google
 
Web www.AustralianPrints.com


Buy Australian Art - Support Australian Artists

Art prints and quality reproductions of Australian artists and painters are no longer available for sale through AustralianPrints.com. We have decided to leave this website up as a tribute to the magnificent and visually stunning works of art created by some of Australia's finest artists and as a service to the global community who may not yet be aware of how unique and beautiful the Australian landscape really is. Please come visit Australia and support the talent of local Australian artists.

The management of AustralianPrints.com

AustralianPrints.com is a proud supporter of WPCompendium.org