Sir Arthur Streeton

Sir Arthur Streeton

1867 - 1943

Arthur Streeton, the fourth of seven children, was born at Duneed, near Geelong, Victoria on the 8 April 1867. From Christmas 1888 to mid 1890, he lived on the Mount Eagle estate.

In August 1889, Streeton exhibited 40 works in the 9 x 5 Impression Exhibition. He traveled to London in 1907 where he married. He returned to Australia and in 1921 purchased a property in Olinda, which he called 'Longacres' and built his home.

In 1937, Streeton was knighted for his services to art. His friends knew him as 'Smike' (from Dickens' novel Nicholas Nickleby) allegedly because of his slight physique.

Sir Arthur Streeton died on 1 September 1943 and is buried in Ferntree Gully Cemetery.

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