Charles Conder


Birthday October 24, 1868

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace England

DEATH DATE Feb 9, 1909 (40)

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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.


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.