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Macgeorge, Norman
Biography: Norman Macgeorge was born in Adelaide on 8 July 1872, the son of a prosperous draper. He studied art at the Adelaide School of Design and the National Gallery School in Melbourne and then taught drawing at Wesley College, 1902-06, the Melbourne Teachers' College and Melbourne Church of England Grammar, 1902-32. He married May Ina Hepburn in 1911, the grand-daughter of pioneering pastoralist, Capt. John Hepburn. In the same year, the Macgeorges engaged Harold Desbrowe Annear to design them a house at the junction of the Yarra River and Darebin Creek, Ivanhoe. They lived there for the rest of their lives and the location provided the scenery for many of Norman's paintings. He painted lyrical landscapes but was also interested in the modern art move- ments of Europe. He was active in art education and gave regular lectures at the National Gallery and to university extension classes, wrote art reviews for the Melbourne 'Herald', exhibited his works and, in 1938, helped establish the Contemporary Art Society. He published two works, 'The Borovansky Ballet in Australia and New Zealand' (1946) and 'The arts in Australia' (1948). He died on 2 Sept 1952. May Macgeorge died in 1970.
Activities/Occupation: Artists
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