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Cultured colonists

Author: Margaret Bowman AO
Price: $39.95
Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing in association with the Athenaeum Library and State Library Victoria
Available to read in the Library

Teacher, artist and founder of the city's first art school, English immigrant George Gilbert played a significant role in advancing visual arts in Melbourne.

Margaret Bowman AO researched the book as part of a Creative Fellowship in 2011, drawing on the rich resources of the Library to explore Gilbert's life and reproduce his landscape artworks.