Ken Taber, born in Richmond, New South Wales, is a self-taught artist who paints impressionistic landscapes and seascapes.
He started painting seriously in 1968 and his early years were spent living by and on the water around Pittwater, NSW.
Since 1979, Ken has been developing his unique misty and romantic scenes, usually depicting lonely beaches or swamps, and readily acknowledges the influence of William Turner, Claude Monet and the early Australian Impressionists.
He now lives on the South Coast of NSW, where the natural surroundings provide inspiration for his romantic morning beach scenes and misty backwater impressions.
Harold Septimus Power was a New Zealand-born Australian artist and an official war artist for Australia in World War I.
About Harold Power
Harold Septimus Power (31 December 1877 – 3 January 1951) was a New Zealand-born Australian artist, who was an official war artist for Australia in World War I.
Harold Septimus Power was born in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1878, but his arrival date in Australia is unknown.
He was described as a ‘practically self-taught artist’ and he exhibited first with the Melbourne Art Club at the age of 17 before settling in Adelaide in 1898.
He is known to have made special studies of the anatomy of the horse and these were the basis of his subsequent great success and wide popularity.
After study in Paris he settled in London, became a member of the Royal Institution of Painters in Oil and Society of Animal Painters, exhibited at the RA and served as an official war artist with the ATF during World War 1.
Most of his war painting pertained to cavalry engagements.
His commissioned work included the ‘Opening of Federal Parliament House, Canberra by HRH The Duke of York, 1927’ (outside ceremony), and three huge panels entitled ‘War’ for the stairwell of the Melbourne Public Library, 1924.