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Tom Roberts


Personal Details


Thomas William Roberts

Place of birth

Dorchester, Dorset, England

Date of Birth

9 March 1856

Date of Death

14 September 1931





   Through the 1880s and 1890s he worked in Victoria, in his studio at the famous studio complex of Grosvenor Chambers at 9 Collins Street in Melbourne, and at a number of artists' camps and visits around the colony. He married 35 year old Elizabeth (Lillie) Williamson in 1896, and they had a son, Caleb. Many of his most famous paintings come from this period. Roberts was an expert maker of picture frames, and during the period 1903-1914, when he painted relatively little, much of his income apparently came from this work.

Work done by Tom Roberts