Imprint: Australian Scholarly Publishing
Released: April 2014
Cultured Colonists: George Alexander Gilbert and His Family, Settlers in Port PhillipBy Margaret Bowman
George Alexander Gilbert arrived in Melbourne in 1841 just as tentative steps were being taken to enrich the cultural life of the new settlement. As a teacher, creative artist and the founder of the city's first art school he was to do much to advance the visual arts. Margaret Bowman draws on the deep resources of the State Library of Victoria to explore his life and reproduce his art.