Thursday, February 18, 2010


I am amazed...
my camera is working again so I can show you all the pics..
it totally changes my outlook realizing how everything else is minor
compared to my family!
One of my readers sent in a comment about the artist of our family painting from Oz:

"Thank you for your enquiry regarding Arthur Murch. I am happy to give you some information regarding the above artist. Arthur James Murch was born on the 8th July 1902 in Croydon NSW and was apainter and sculptor. He was an official War Artist during World War 11. Studied engineering and became an engineering draughtsman but abandonedengineering in 1924. Attended R A S School under Datillo Rubbo and James R Jackson, 1921-1925Studied under Rainer Hoff, 1923-1925. London, Chelsea Polytechnic; Rome,under Prof. Sciotino,1925-1927 returning to Australia in 1927. He became well known as a sculptor's assistant to George Lambert 1928-1930. He responded to the modernists influences on a later trip to Europe.1936-1940. Awards. NSW Travelling Scholarship 1925. Archibald Prize for portraiture 1949.RAG NSW Rural Prize 1958.His work is represented in State Galleries including, Brisbane, Adelaide,Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Ballarat, Bendigo, Castlemain and the AustralianWar Memorial in Canberra. I hope this has been of help to you. Best regards Marlene Antico"

Thank you, M

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