Julian Ashton

Jan 27, 1851 - Apr 27, 1942

Julian Rossi Ashton CBE was an English-born Australian artist and teacher. He is best known for founding the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney and encouraging Australian painters to capture local life and scenery en plein air, greatly influencing the impressionist Heidelberg School movement.
He was a principal organiser of the 1898 Exhibition of Australian Art in London, the first major exhibition of Australian art internationally.
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