(La Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria)
1890 - 1923
Charles Conder, or K as he was known to his friends, was born on the 24th October 1868 in London.
He arrived in Sydney on the 13th June 1884, and met with Tom Roberts in Sydney in March 1888. Roberts encouraged Conder to visit Melbourne and in the spring of 1888, Conder painted with Roberts at the Box Hill camp.
Conder spent the summer of 1888-89 at Eaglemont as well as most of the following summer. He also took part in the 9 by 5 Impression Exhibition of 1889. Conder returned to Europe in April 1890, and died at Virginia Water, near Windsor, England on the 9th April 1909.
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