(La Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria)
1862 - 1906
Tudor St George Tucker, painter and teacher, was born in London in 1862, the son of a British cavalry officer in the Indian Army. He arrived in Melbourne in 1881.
He studied at the National Gallery School, Melbourne, from 1883 – 87, and later in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts where he was awarded a gold medal. In 1893 with Emanuel Phillips Fox, Tucker founded the Melbourne Art School with a Summer School extension at Charterisville. The school offered students the principles of the impressionist approach to painting and continued to operate until 1899. During the 1890s Tucker also painted at the Blackburn camp of the Heidelberg School with Frederick McCubbin. From 1890-91 he edited a magazine the Australasian Critic with Baldwin Spencer.
By 1902 Tucker was living in Europe. He died in London in 1906 aged 44.
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