Sydney Long

Sydney Long was an Australian painter and etcher of decorative landscapes.

Sydney Long

About Sydney Long

Sydney Long (20 August 1871 – 23 January 1955) was an Australian artist.

A painter and etcher of decorative landscapes, Sydney Long studied under Julian Ashton at the NSW Art Society, and became Ashton’s star pupil and protégé.

In 1907 he became Ashton’s partner and co-teacher at the Sydney Art. At the age of 19, Long was thrust headlong into fame and notoriety by the purchase of his idyllic figures in landscape painting, ‘Tranquil Waters’, by the NSW Gallery.

A controversy ensued that brought the young artist valuable publicity.

Long left Australia for London in 1910 to continue his studies of painting and etching at various art institutions. In 1920 his skill and artist were recognised by his election to the Associateship of the Royal Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers.

In 1925 he returned to Sydney to a very successful career as a painter and etcher.

Long’s success was institutionalised by his election as trustee of the NSW Gallery in 1933. He was twice the winner of the prestigious Wynne Prize for landscape in 1938 and 1940.

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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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