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Biographical entry Heysen, Wilhelm Ernst Hans (Hans) (1877 - 1968)

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Born
8 October 1877
Hamburg, Germany
Died
2 July 1968
Hahndorf, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Artist

Summary

Hans Heysen, a German-Australian artist, was recognised for his watercolours of the Australian bush. A conservationist, he fought to preserve the flora of the Adelaide Hills, particularly the great red gums and white gums, and repeatedly warned of the dangers of destroying the natural environment. He also recorded the human activities of the region in great detail.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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  • North, Ian; Carroll, Alison, and Tregenza, John (eds), Hans Heysen centenary retrospective, 1877-1977, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 1977, 128 pp. Details

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