David STRACHAN

Accession number 2007_45
Artwork title Mt Majura Canberra
Collaborating Artists / Technicians NA
Date of work 1961
Credit Line / Acquisition Information Donated by Mr Philip Bacon 2007
Edition NA
Signed & Dated Lower Left (recto)
Display Height / Width / Depth 710 cm x 1210cm x 60cm
Artwork Statement

STRACHAN, DAVID EDGAR (1919-1970), painter and printmaker, was born on 25 June 1919 at Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, eldest of four children of Major James Charles Power Strachan, Australian Army Medical Corps, Australian Imperial Force, and his wife Eleanor Margery Isobel, née Tapp, who came from Bath. The family moved to Adelaide in 1920 and to Creswick, Victoria, in the following year. David was sent to Creswick State and Geelong Church of England Grammar schools. By the age of 16 he wanted to be an artist. Accompanying his mother to London in 1936, he enrolled at the Slade School of Fine Art, where he met Godfrey Miller. In 1937 he attended the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris, and painted at Cassis on the Mediterranean Sea. He returned to Australia in April 1938 and studied at the George Bell School, Melbourne.

Credit Line / Acquisition Information Donated by Mr Philip Bacon 2007

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