Hal Missingham

Harold "Hal" Missingham
Harold "Hal" Missingham AO (8 December 1906 – 9 April 1994) was an Australian artist, Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1945 to 1971, and president of the Australian Watercolour Institute from 1952 to 1955.wikipedia
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Art Gallery of New South Wales

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Harold "Hal" Missingham AO (8 December 1906 – 9 April 1994) was an Australian artist, Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1945 to 1971, and president of the Australian Watercolour Institute from 1952 to 1955. In 1945 he succeeded Will Ashton as the Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, a post he retained until 1971.
Hal Missingham was appointed director and secretary in 1945.

Australian Watercolour Institute

Harold "Hal" Missingham AO (8 December 1906 – 9 April 1994) was an Australian artist, Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1945 to 1971, and president of the Australian Watercolour Institute from 1952 to 1955.
Past presidents include George Duncan and Hal Missingham.

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Harold "Hal" Missingham AO (8 December 1906 – 9 April 1994) was an Australian artist, Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1945 to 1971, and president of the Australian Watercolour Institute from 1952 to 1955.

Western Australia

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Born in Claremont, Western Australia, Missingham was educated at Perth Boys' School, and later undertook an apprenticeship to the process engraver J. Gibney and Son in 1922.

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

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Born in Claremont, Western Australia, Missingham was educated at Perth Boys' School, and later undertook an apprenticeship to the process engraver J. Gibney and Son in 1922.

Old Perth Technical School

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He studied drawing at Perth Technical School, attended art schools in both Paris (1926) and London (1926–1932).

Second Australian Imperial Force

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He returned to Sydney in 1941 and after serving as a Signalman in the Second Australian Imperial Force helped to found the Studio of Realist Art.

Will Ashton

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In 1945 he succeeded Will Ashton as the Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, a post he retained until 1971.

Edmund Capon

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Missingham was the longest serving director of the gallery until Edmund Capon.

Order of Australia

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Harold "Hal" Missingham AO (8 December 1906 – 9 April 1994) was an Australian artist, Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1945 to 1971, and president of the Australian Watercolour Institute from 1952 to 1955.

Darlington, Western Australia

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He retired to Darlington, in the hills east of Perth, where his personal collection of paintings and photographs was destroyed by fire in 1986.

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Candid Camera (Australian photographic exhibition)

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Candid Camera had its roots in Six Photographers, a groundbreaking exhibition held in Sydney in May 1955, which concentrated on what was still a relatively new development in Australian photography and featured the work of Max Dupain, David Potts, Axel Poignant, Gordon Andrews, Kerry Dundas and Hal Missingham.

Royal National Park Coastal Cabin Communities

At this time a number of Sydney artists "found" Era and people such as Margaret Olley, Max Dupain, David Moore, Hal Missingham and many others visited and stayed at the community.

Missingham

Hal Missingham (1906–1994), Australian artist, curator and photographer

Bessie Guthrie

Her group of friends included Hal Missingham, Kenneth Slessor and Dulcie Deamer who invited her to write for the Australian Woman's Mirror in the late 1930s.

Albert Namatjira

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In the words of Hal Missingham, then Director of the gallery: "We'll consider his work when it comes up to scratch".