Collection UQFL20 - Charles Henry Lancaster Papers

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Charles Henry Lancaster Papers


  • 1930-1950 (Creation)

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1 box.

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Biographical history

Charles Henry Lancaster was born in Melbourne Victoria, in 1886. In 1904 he was apprenticed to the Melbourne firm Brooks Robinson Co. Ltd, glass merchants. He attended art classes at the National Gallery of Victoria art school and from 1914 became a regular exhibitor with the Queensland Art Society, later the Royal Queensland Art Society of Queensland. Noted for his local landscapes, in 1924 his work The Old Gum Tree was selected as the Queensland entry in the British Empire Exhibition in London. In 1934 he became a trustee of the Queensland Art Gallery.

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Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1930-1950
Collection alternatively titled as: Charles Henry Lancaster Collection.

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Biographical notes; newspaper and magazine cuttings; drawings; reviews, Royal Queensland Art Society exhibition catalogues; other art society publications; correspondence; scrap books and indenture document dated 1904.

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Unrestricted access.

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  • English

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Publication note

Material from this collection has been cited in:
Lovell, Sue Rosemary (2010). 'Vida Lahey's Progressive Activism for Children's Art Education', Australian Historical Studies, 41:3, 269-285.

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222660271 ; 1096598535

Libraries Australia ID

21260391 ; 63004931

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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