Peter Walker Fine Art is proud to present an exhibition of paintings and etchings by Mortimer Menpes (1855 -1938).
Mortimer Menpes, painter, etcher and writer is a name not well recognised in Australia, let alone in his hometown of Adelaide, but in Europe his talents and fame flourish.
Menpes was born at Port Adelaide in 1855. He studied at the Adelaide School of Design and in 1875 moved to London. In 1880 he met the famous American artist James Whistler, prompting him to leave art school to study informally under him. As a result, Menpes's reputation was soon established. He regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy, was elected to the Royal Society of Painters and Etchers and became a member of the Society of British Artists.
Menpes travelled widely in Europe, India and Japan where he found inspiration for many of his works. Menpes also wrote a number of biographies, including ones on Lord Kitchener, Whistler, Gainsborough and Rembrandt. He was a book publisher, establishing the Menpes Press for publishing colour reproductions of the Old Masters.
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