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Sir John William Ashton, OBE, ROI (20 September 1881 – 1 September 1963) was an English-Australian impressionist artist and director of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1937 to 1945.wikipedia
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Art Gallery of New South Wales

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Sir John William Ashton, OBE, ROI (20 September 1881 – 1 September 1963) was an English-Australian impressionist artist and director of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1937 to 1945.
John William Ashton was appointed director and secretary in 1937.

Prince Alfred College

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The Ashtons migrated to Adelaide, South Australia, and he was educated at Prince Alfred College from 1889-1897.

James Ashton (artist)

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Ashton was born on 20 September 1881 in Clifton, York, England, the son of James Ashton, an artist.
Among his pupils were Ivor Hele, Hans Heysen, Hayley Lever, Frank White, Arthur Baker-Clack, his son Will Ashton, and others who have since done distinguished work.

Wynne Prize

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After holding exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Adelaide, in 1908, he won the Wynne Prize for landscape.

John Wayne Glover

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On 9 May 1989, Lady Ashton was murdered in Mosman by serial killer John Wayne Glover.
John Wayne Glover (26 November 1932 – 9 September 2005) was an English-Australian serial killer convicted of the murders of six elderly women (aged from 60 to 93), over a period of 14 months from 1989-1990 including Winifreda, Lady Ashton, widow of the English-Australian impressionist painter Sir Will Ashton, in suburbs located in Sydney's North Shore.

David Jones Limited

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From 1944-1947, he was also director of David Jones Art Gallery.
Directors included Will Ashton (1944–47), Marion Hall Best (1947–49), John Amory (1949–50), M P Ferrandiere (1950–53), George Duncan (1953–63), Robert Haines (1963–76), Brian Moore (1976–84), and Peta Phillips (1984–92).

Royal Institute of Oil Painters

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Sir John William Ashton, OBE, ROI (20 September 1881 – 1 September 1963) was an English-Australian impressionist artist and director of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1937 to 1945. He was a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, a vice-president of the Australian Painter-Etchers' Society, and a member of the Society of Artists in Sydney, being awarded its medal in 1944.

English people

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Sir John William Ashton, OBE, ROI (20 September 1881 – 1 September 1963) was an English-Australian impressionist artist and director of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1937 to 1945.

Australians

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Sir John William Ashton, OBE, ROI (20 September 1881 – 1 September 1963) was an English-Australian impressionist artist and director of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1937 to 1945.

Clifton, York

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Ashton was born on 20 September 1881 in Clifton, York, England, the son of James Ashton, an artist.

England

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Ashton was born on 20 September 1881 in Clifton, York, England, the son of James Ashton, an artist.

Adelaide

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The Ashtons migrated to Adelaide, South Australia, and he was educated at Prince Alfred College from 1889-1897.

Académie Julian

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In 1900, he left for England to work, and spent 1902-1903 at the Académie Julian in Paris.

Paris

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In 1900, he left for England to work, and spent 1902-1903 at the Académie Julian in Paris.

Royal Academy of Arts

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Ashton had some of his works accepted by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and the Salon de la Société des Artistes Français, and returned to Adelaide in 1905.

London

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Ashton had some of his works accepted by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and the Salon de la Société des Artistes Français, and returned to Adelaide in 1905.

Société des Artistes Français

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Ashton had some of his works accepted by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and the Salon de la Société des Artistes Français, and returned to Adelaide in 1905.

Art Gallery of South Australia

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The sale of his work, "Boulevard Montparnasse, Paris", to the National Gallery of South Australia enabled him to marry May Millman, on 31 January 1906 at Christ Church, North Adelaide.

North Adelaide

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The sale of his work, "Boulevard Montparnasse, Paris", to the National Gallery of South Australia enabled him to marry May Millman, on 31 January 1906 at Christ Church, North Adelaide.

Lionel Lindsay

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Others of his subsequent frequent overseas trips were in the company of Lionel Lindsay or Charles Bryant.

Charles David Jones Bryant

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Others of his subsequent frequent overseas trips were in the company of Lionel Lindsay or Charles Bryant.

Royal Drawing Society

He advised the National Gallery of South Australia and private collectors, and supported his family by examining for the Royal Drawing Society of which he was a member.

Richard Godfrey Rivers

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He won the Godfrey Rivers Bequest prize in 1933 and 1938.

World War II

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During his tenure, he improved the gallery lighting, but other plans were postponed because of World War II.

Society of Artists (Australia)

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He was a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, a vice-president of the Australian Painter-Etchers' Society, and a member of the Society of Artists in Sydney, being awarded its medal in 1944.