Arthur Ernest Streeton
(1867 - 1943)
Arthur Ernest Streeton was active/lived in Australia, England. Arthur Streeton is known for Australian landscape painting.
by George Lambert
Biography Arthur Ernest Streeton
Arthur Ernest Streeton, or 'Smike' as he was known to his friends, was born at Duneed, near Geelong, Victoria on the 8th April 1867.
He was the fourth of seven children of Charles Henry Streeton and Mary Blundell, nee Johnson. His family moved to Queenscliff in 1869, when his father, who was a School Teacher, was appointed Headmaster of the local School. In 1874, his father accepted a clerical position with the Education Department in Melbourne, and the family moved to Richmond, where Arthur attended the Punt Road State School.
In 1880, Arthur was employed as a junior clerk by the wine and spirit importers, Rolfe and Co., 98 Bourke Street West, Melbourne and later by White's Soft Goods. In 1884, he also worked as a clerk for t
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