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Australian artist

Badham, Herbert (1899-1961)

Informal portrait of artist Herbert Badham, donated by the artist's family to the collection of the Australian War Memorial, P04574.002

Badham studied at the Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney, between 1925 and 1938. An early modernist, his predominantly figurative paintings depict city life and beach scenes. A passionate art educator, he published A study of Australian art in 1949. His application to become an official war artist in 1942 was unsuccessful.

The artwork in this exhibition

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