Born in London in 1852, Louis Abrahams arrived in Australia in 1860. He studied at the Melbourne National Gallery School in 1875 and formed a life-long friendship with Frederick McCubbin. His earliest etchings date from this period. An Impressionist painter, printmaker and co-founder of the Heidelberg school, Abrahams is the central figure in Tom Roberts's, The Artists’ Camp (1886). Abrahams was part of the first important art movement in Australia, including a number of artists who painted scenes in the open air particularly in Melbourne and its surroundings.
His works are represented in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.