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Hans Heysen
Jul 2010 - Oct 2010

One of Australia's greatest artists, Hans Heysen (1877–1968), is celebrated with this major retrospective featuring over 70 works created over the artist's 70-year career.

Hans Heysen was one of those rare artists who changed the way we view the Australian landscape. In addition to his iconic 'gum tree' paintings, the exhibition takes a fresh look at Heysen's lesser-known themes. It traces his development from his early student days painting in Europe from 1899 to 1903, including images of Paris and Venice, to the revelation of barren landscapes and ancient mountain forms in the Flinders Ranges from 1926.

Born in Germany in 1877, Hans Heysen emigrated to Adelaide with his family at the age of seven. After four years studying in Europe at the turn of the century, Heysen embarked on one of the most successful careers in Australian art.

An Art Gallery of South Australia Travelling Exhibition.