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Abbey Altson

 (1866 - 1949)
Abbey Altson was active/lived in United Kingdom, England, Australia.  Abbey Altson is known for romanticism-female portrait, figure, still life and genre painting.

Biography   Abbey Altson


Abbey Altson was an Australian painter of Classicism*. Born in Yorkshire, Abbey (Abraham) Altson moved to Melbourne, Australia to study in the early 1880's. After several years there and having won a Gold Medal for his painting, he returned to England, stopping in Paris on the way to further his studies.

He settled in London becoming a successful painter of portraits and genre* pictures. He is best remembered today for his exercises in late classical painting, taking his lead from Lord Leighton, Alma Tadema, Waterhouse and Godward.

Towards the end of his life he settled in America, where he died in 1949.

Works of Abbey Altson are on display at the National Gallery of Victoria including The Golden Age, Meditation Displaying 750 of 974 characters.

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