Algernon Talmage

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Algernon Talmage, The Founding of Australia, 26 January 1788, by Captain Arthur Phillip R.N. Sydney Cove. Oil sketch, 1937

Algernon Talmage (1871–1939) was a minor British Impressionist painter.[1] He is best known for tutoring Emily Carr during her studies at St Ives in England. His criticism was a significant early influence on her work, encouraging her earliest forays into the forest paintings that would eventually become her trademark. Carr's vivid palette grew from his critical reminder that "there is sunlight in the shadows."[2] The well-known Australian painter Will Ashton was another of his students.


  1. ^ Grove Art Online. Oxford University Press, accessed April 20, 2008.
  2. ^ Tippett, Maria: "Emily Carr: A Biography." Stoddart: 1979, 1999.