Heidelberg School of Painters

The Heidelberg School was an Australian art movement of the late 19th century, later described as Australian Impressionism. It originated in an outer suburb of Melbourne led by Arthur Streeton and Walter Withers but expanded throughout the country due to artists such as Tom Roberts, Charles Conder and Frederick McCubbin They sought to capture Australian life, the bush, and the harsh sunlight that typifies the country. Their work captures Australia's historical record leading up to Federation
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