Conrad Martens

Conrad Martens was an English-born landscape painter who is best remembered for his watercolours of Sydney Harbour.

Conrad Martens

Conrad Martens, View Of Sydney From North Shore
View Of Sydney From North Shore

About Conrad Martens

Conrad Martens (London 1801 – 21 August 1878) was an English-born landscape painter active on HMS Beagle from 1833 to 1854. He arrived in Australia in 1835 and painted there until his death in 1878.

Best remembered for his watercolours of Sydney Harbour, Conrad Martens was born in London and arrived in Sydney, after extensive travels, in 1835.

The two greatest influences upon him as an artist were his training in London under Copley Fielding and his appointment as ship’s artist and topographer on Charles Darwin’s scientific voyage aboard “HMS Beagle”.

From Copley Fielding, Martens learnt his love and mastery of the picturesque landscape style exemplified by Claude Lorrain and Joseph Turner.

From Darwin and particularly from the commander of “The Beagle”, Captain Fitzroy, Martens acquired a concern for precision and scientific observation of clouds and other meteorological phenomena.

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Leonard Long

Leonard Long was an Australian painter of the Australian School of landscape painters.

Leonard Long

Leonard Long, The Bluff, Braidwood North, N.S.W.
The Bluff, Braidwood North, N.S.W.

About Leonard Long

Leonard Hugh Long OAM (25 April 1911 – 3 November 2013) was an Australian painter of the Australian School of landscape painters.

Born in 1911, Leonard Long was a landscape painter in oils of the Australian School.

Long was raised in Mittagong on the tablelands of NSW and it was here that he developed his love of the Australian landscape.

In 1934, he and his wife settled in Nowra where he gradually developed his talent as an artist.

In 1955 he sold is watch-making business and became a full-time painter.

Leonard travelled extensively throughout Australia on his many painting and sketching trips, and also made several painting trips overseas.

He has had many successful one-man shows in all capital cities and many provincial centres throughout Australia.

His work is represented in many gallery collections both here and overseas.

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