Watsons Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Education||Ashton's Sydney Art School|
Herbert Badham (1899-1961) was an Australian realist painter.
Herbert Badham was born in 1899 in Watsons Bay, a suburb of Sydney, Australia. He enlisted in the Australian Royal Navy in 1917 to serve in the First World War. From 1925 to 1938, he studied painting at Ashton's Sydney Art School, where he was tutored by Julian Ashton, George Washington Lambert and Henry Gibbons.
He was a realist painter, and focused on paintings scenes of everyday life. His work was exhibited at the Society of Artists from 1927 to his death. Later, in 1939, his first solo exhibition took place at the Grosvenor Gallery, Sydney.
Currently, two of his paintings are exhibited at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney. Another painting is found at the Art Gallery of Ballarat in Ballarat. Another painting is exhibited at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.
He died in 1961.
Paintings by Badham include:
- Self-portrait (early 1920s).
- Travellers (1933).
- Breakfast piece (1936).
- The fairground, Sydney (1944).
- The vegetable shop (1950).
- Domesticity (1959).
- A study of Australian art (Sydney: Currawong Press, 1949).
- A Gallery of Australian Art (Sydney: Currawong Press, 1954).
- Bonhams: Herbert Badham (1899-1961) Travellers 1933
- Herbert Badham: Breakfast piece, Art Gallery of New South Wales
- Herbert Badham, Canadian War Museum
- Henry Badham: The vegetable shop, Art Gallery of Ballarat
- Cbus: Herbert Badham 1899–1961
- The fairground, Sydney, 1944, Canadian War Museum
- National Library of Australia: Herbert Badham
- Art Gallery of New South Wales: Works by Herbert Badham
- Henry Badham: Self-portrait, Art Gallery of New South Wales
- Bonhams: Domesticity, 1959