B. England, 1900 – 1991
Parachilna Country – Flinders Ranges, S. A
Signed “Howard Barron” on lower left
Oil on canvas laid on board
25.5 x 35.5 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 900 – RM 1,500
Howard Barron, born in England, arrived in Australia in the mid-1920s and quickly gained a name as one of the younger generation of painters of the Australian landscape. By 1933 his Afternoon, Kangaroo Valley had been purchased by Sydney’s National Gallery (the Art Gallery of New South Wales). Throughout the 1940s he was prolific and successful, working in the Newcastle area, around the Hawkesbury, Murrumbidgee and Wollondilly rivers and near Armidale. In the 1940s he was several times a finalist in the Archibald Prize. After returning to England and France in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Barron lived in Australia until his death in 1991. In 1978, when four-year-old Monique Grobben of Weston, ACT, was named Miss Pears, part of her prize was a portrait of her by Howard Barron. Barron’s works are held by various regional collections.