The Two Gums by W. Lister Lister

The Two Gums by W. Lister Lister

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William Lister Lister (27 December 1859 – 6 November 1943). President of the Royal Art Society and Vice-President of National Art Gallery. Born in Sydney. Lived at Manly until the age of seven. Resided in England for twenty years. Educated at Bedford Schools, and also studied one year in Paris, France.
At the age of 17 exhibited three water colours at the Royal Scottish Academy (Edinburgh). Lister Lister returned to Sydney in 1888 where he began producing the seascapes and coastal scenes for which he is best known. Represented by five pictures in National Art Gallery and also in the Melbourne, Adelaide and Geelong Galleries. President of the Royal Art Society since 1901, and Trustee of the National Art Gallery for 25 years. Gained Wynne Prize seven times for best landscape of the year, and won the Federal Capital Site Competition. Elected Fellow, R.A.S., 1922. He was struck by a taxi in Mosman in 1943; suffering severe head injuries, he died a few hours later aged 83 years.