An image of A Dattilo-Rubbo

Evelyn Chapman

(Australia 25 Oct 1888 – 18 Jul 1961)

A Dattilo-Rubbo

Location
Not on display
Further information

Painter and teacher Anthonio Dattilo-Rubbo (1870-1955) was an Italian immigrant who came to Australia in 1897. In Sydney, he founded an art school in Bligh Street where he taught for forty-three years and was also an instructor at the Royal Art Society of New South Wales school. Dattilo-Rubbo is important to Australian art for encouraging a strong focus on colour and experimentation among his pupils, who included the author of this portrait and other subsequently important Australian artists such as Roy de Maistre, Roland Wakelin, Norah Simpson and Grace Cossington-Smith.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006

Year
1911
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
40.6 x 30.8 cm stretcher; 56.2 x 46.1 x 6.0 cm frame
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, red oil "Evelyn Chapman/ 1911".

Credit
Purchased 1919
Accession number
946
Copyright
© Estate of the artist