Art

William Frater

William Frater first arrived in Australia in 1910. At his death in 1974, he was one of this country’s most significant painters in the Post-Impressionist style. However, until the publication of Dick Wittman’s fine monograph on him in 2000 (William Frater: A Life with Colour), Frater was, at least outside Victoria, not as well known by the general Australian public as he deserved to be. Frater was a painter possessed of a complete technical training in pictorial art, acquired at the Glasgow School of Art under Greiffenhagen, with Anning Bell (in stained-glass work), in Paris and London and also (briefly)…

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