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Buvelot, Ashton and a famous art school in Sydney

The artist Louis Buvelot (1814-88) was probably the spiritual father of many young Australian artists; he was a man who had done his own art training in Lausanne and Paris and spent 18 years in Brasil. When Buvelot migrated to Melbourne in Feb 1865, he was already a very middle aged man. Yet he became an Australian pioneer of plein air impressionism, as exemplified in France by the Barbizon School painter Corot.
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