People & Places

Sam Atyeo

Sam Atyeo

Reed/Heide Photograph Collection, State Library of Victoria. Portrait of Sam Atyeo Sybil Craig 1930. State Library of Victoria The following is a precis of Sam Atyeo's entry in The Australian Dictionary of Biography. Some of the   Read more ...


Margaret Lord

Margaret Lord

Margaret Lord, Powerhouse Museum Margaret (Peg) Lord was Alistair Knox's girlfriend from 1930 when they attended night classes at the Gallery School, Melbourne until she left to go overseas in 1934. "Margaret Florence Lord was born   Read more ...




Moya Dyring

Moya Dyring painted by Mary Alice Evatt in the 1930s "Moya Claire Dyring (1909-1967), artist, was born on 10 February 1909 at Coburg, Melbourne, third child of Carl Peter Wilhelm Dyring, medical practitioner, and his second wife Dagmar   Read more ...




Sonia Skipper

Sonia Skipper at MontsalvatPhoto: Sarah Chinnery photographic collection National Library of Australia Sonia Skipper born May 8,1918 in Western Australia, died Renmark South Australia May 21, 2008. Her parents were Mervyn Garnham Skipper   Read more ...




Matcham Skipper

Matcham Skipper in the early 1940sPhoto: Albert Tucker. State Library of Victoria Born New Zealand, October 14, 1921. Died Melbourne, February 24 2011, aged 89. The third child and only son of Mervyn Garnham Skipper and Lena Cooper   Read more ...




Walter Burley Griffin

Walter Burley Griffin (1876-1937), by unknown photographer. National Library of Australia, nla.pic-an23379354 Walter Burley Griffin (1876-1937), architect, landscape architect and designer of Canberra, was born on 24 November 1876 at   Read more ...




Francis Greenaway

Francis Greenway (1777-1837), by unknown artist. State Library of New South Wales, GPO 1 - 21951 Francis Greenway (1777-1837), architect, was born at Mangotsfield, near Bristol, England, son of Francis Greenway and Ann, née Webb. The   Read more ...




Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright Frank Lloyd Wright (born Frank Lincoln Wright, June 8, 1867 â?? April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures and completed 532 Wright   Read more ...




Justus Jorgensen

Justus Jorgensen Justus Jorgensen (1893-1975), artist, was born on 12 May 1893 at East Brighton, Melbourne, third of six children of Simon Jorgensen, a master mariner from Norway, and his Victorian-born wife Nora, nee Schreiber. Sent to   Read more ...




Montsalvat

The Great Hall looking South East Montsalvat is an artist colony in Eltham, Victoria, Australia, established by Justus Jorgensen in 1934. It is home to over a dozen buildings, houses and halls set amongst richly established gardens on 48   Read more ...




John Perceval

John Perceval (right) & Arthur Boyd in 1943 Photograph: Albert Tucker. National Library of Australia John de Burgh Perceval AO (1 February 1923 - 15 October 2000) was a well-known Australian artist. Perceval was the last surviving member   Read more ...




David Boyd

David Boyd Photograph: Albert Tucker David Fielding Gough Boyd, OAM (23 August 1924 - 10 November 2011) was an Australian artist, and a member of the Boyd artistic dynasty. Boyd family artistic dynasty The Boyd artistic dynasty   Read more ...




Arthur Boyd

Portrait of Arthur Boyd in his studio, Open Country, Murrumbeena, c, 1944 Photograph: Albert Tucker. La Trobe Picture Collection Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd AC OBE (24 July 1920 â?? 24 April 1999) was a leading Australian painter of   Read more ...




Tim Burstall

The young Tim Burstall Tim Burstall AM (20 April 1927 â?? 19 April 2004) was an English Australian film director, writer and producer, best known for hit Australian movie Alvin Purple (1973). A key figure in Australian postwar cinema   Read more ...




Clifton Ernest Pugh

Clifton Pugh self portrait Clifton Ernest Pugh (1924-1990), artist, was born on 17 December 1924 at Richmond, Melbourne, youngest of three sons of English-born Thomas Owen Pugh, assistant mechanical engineer, and his wife, Adelaide-born   Read more ...