This exhibition features work by Morris Cohen, a passionate and skilled amateur artist whose work was exhibited alongside that of many of the leading Australian artists of his generation.

Born in Ballarat in 1865, he was a self-taught artist and caricaturist. He travelled and painted extensively overseas and was part of the thriving
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Melbourne art scene at the turn of the 20th century, exhibiting alongside Hans Heysen, George Lambert, Margaret Preston, Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Thea Proctor.

An unusual technique with pastels allowed him to create moody, impressionistic images and his work can be seen as a link between the Australian Impressionists and the Tonalists of the 1920s, Max Meldrum, Clarice Beckett, Percy Leason and Colin Colahan.

This will be the first time the Gallery’s large collection of works by Cohen have been shown and include a recent acquisition of an early work.

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Dates:
Until 01 Aug 2021
Cost:

Free entry

Accessibility:
  • Actively welcomes people with access needs
  • Suitable for guests who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf
  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
Facilities:
  • Lockers
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
Membership:
  • Museums Australia

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Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central, Victoria, 3350
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