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(b Newcastle, NSW, 24 Sept. 1899; d Wangi Wangi, NSW, 13 May 1970). Australian painter. In 1929 he won a travelling scholarship that enabled him to study at the Slade School, London (he also had private tuition from Orpen), and he did not return to Australia until 1938. By this time his style had changed from the carefully studied, solidly constructed naturalism of his early works to a much looser and more Expressionist manner, sometimes with a satirical air.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)