Portrait of Mrs R C Broomfield by John Longstaff

Portrait of Mrs R C Broomfield by Sir John Longstaff c1910

Sir John Campbell Longstaff (1861-1941), Australian artist, was born on 10 March 1861 at Clunes, Victoria.

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Sir John Campbell Longstaff was educated Clunes State School, was winner of gold medal and the first Travelling Scholarship for Painting given by Victorian Government. In 1888-92, exhibitor at Paris Salon. Since 1893 has was an exhibitor at Royal Academy, a member of Royal Portrait Society. Famous pictures include “Burke and Wills at Cooper’s Creek”, “Sirens”, “The Lady in Black”, and numerous portraits. John Longstaff was President of the Society of Australian Artists in Europe, President Australian Art Association and a Trustee of National Gallery, Melbourne, since 1927. Honour of Knighthood in 1928.