Charles Conder (1868-1909) was born in London. He studied painting in Sydney, Melbourne and Paris. He specialized in portrait
and landscape painting. The collection consists of letters to Conder and to his wife from English and French personnages of
the art world illustrating tastes and aesthetic values of their social class during the early 20th century when art nouveau
was in vogue.
Conder was born in London on October 24, 1868; spent early childhood in India; went to Australia in 1885 and studied painting
in Sydney and Melbourne; continued studies in Paris in 1890 at Académie Julian and the Louvre; exhibited with William Rothenstein
in Paris, and at the New English Art Club (NEAC) and Carfax Gallery in London; specialized in portrait and landscape painting;
settled in London in 1897; declining health forced him to give up painting in 1906; died at Virginia Water on April 9, 1909.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
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