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.Read More
His works are represented in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.