Arthur Streeton is an Australian artist born in 1867. He is famous for his landscape paintings of the Impressionist art movement. Streeton was born in Geelong and is associated with fellow Australian artists Frederick McCubbin, Charles Conder, and Tom Roberts. French Impressionist art and J.M.W. Turner's paintings influence his work. In the Summer of 1888, he visited the Heidelberg area just north of Melbourne, where Louis Buvelot's famous painting, Summer Afternoon near Templestow 1866, was painted. A relative of the artist David Davis allowed Arthur Streeton the use of an abandoned homestead with amazing views of the Dandenongs and the Yarra Valley. The homestead became Streeton's artistic retreat, and it was here that many of his landscape oil paintings were painted en plein air.
In 1900 Arthur Streeton paintings were shown at the Royal Academy in London, and although, by this time, he was a celebrated artist in Australia, his trip to England did not achieve the same result. Streeton paintings were shown at major exhibitions in Melbourne and Sydney before returning to England in 1915.
Streeton and Tom Roberts joined the Medical Corps of the British Army. In May 1918, he traveled to France as War Artist for the Australian Forces. Arthur Streeton paintings are devoid of war's horrors and focus instead on the surrounding French Landscapes. He explained that his perspective was "based on experience." After the War, he returned to the Dandenongs and continued painting. He died in 1943 at age 76.
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