Only a fraction of what the NSW Art Gallery owns is on display at any one time. The remainder of its collection is held in storage at a specially designed warehouse in an industrial area a good half hour drive away from Sydney's centre. By pre-arrangement, any member of the public can ask to view … Continue reading A Study in Brown – Part Six – The Last One Who Remembers
My go-to place when researching is the newspapers of the day, and the Australian National Library makes this easy. They digitise an ever-increasing number of Australian newspapers, plus many other resources such as images. The service is free, no subscription is required, and the search engine is easy to use. https://trove.nla.gov.au/Norman Carter trained in Melbourne then … Continue reading A Study in Brown – Part Five – What do the Newspapers have to say?
Norman St. Clair Carter was born in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1875. He studied at the Melbourne National Gallery School and under Phillips Fox and was apprenticed to a stained-glass maker. For 28 years from 1903 he lectured in architecture and history of art at Sydney University, N.S.W. His 'Low-toned Harmony' won a bronze medal at the Paris Salon … Continue reading A Study in Brown – Part Four – More Mysterious Hints