Charles Conder

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Birthday
24, 1868
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 9, 1909 (40)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
24, 1868
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 9, 1909 (40)

About

English-Australian painter whose most famous works included "Under the Southern Sun" and "A Holiday at Mentone." He was prominent in the Heidelberg School.

Before Fame

He pursued a career as a civil engineer before he took up painting and was a land surveyor for the New South Wales government.

Trivia

He moved to Melbourne, Australia, in 1888 and substituted sexual favors to his landlady for rent money. Unfortunately, he contracted syphilis, which ultimately killed him.

Family Life

He became financially stable in the last years of his life through his 1901 marriage to the wealthy widow Stella Maris Belford.

Associated With

His work was influenced by the art of Edgar Degas.

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