Impressionist Lake, George Colville (1887-1970)


A beautiful impressionist lake scene by Australian artist George Colville (1887-1970).

Born in Aberdeen Scotland, he emigrated with his family at the age of five years old. Later studying painting at the National Gallery, Victorian School of Art under Frederick McCubbin and Bernard Hall.

After serving in WW1, Colville returned to become a founding member of the Twenty Melbourne Painters, and exhibited with the Victorian Art School.

He was an official war artist 1949-1950 in Japan, documenting through his painting the daily lives and scenes of Australian troops in Japan. Twenty-one of his works from this period became part of the Australian War Memorial Museum’s collection.

Post WW2 George Colville continued to paint his impressionistic scenes in oils and water colours, winning the Albury Prize in 1951, and painting until he died in Melbourne 1970 at the age of 83.

George Colville’s works are held in several public collections including the Australian War Memorial,  National Gallery of Australia, the Geelong & Latrobe regional galleries.

Oil on masonite, signed lower left Geo.Colville. The painting sits in its original vintage wood and gesso frame.

Measures including frame: 55cm high, 65cm wide, 5cm deep.

Professionally cleaned & ready to hang.

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product code Pj

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 60 × 5 × 65 cm

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