Oil Paintings

Forrest, Haughton

HauHaughton Forrest born France 1826, arrived Tasmania 1876, died Hobart 1925.

Educated Jamaica and Germany. His early married life was spent in England where he engaged in a military career He painted prolifically, his subjects including Tasmanian lake and mountain landscapes, ship portraits, fishing boats off the English and French coasts and dark, stormy seascapes with wrecks.  Typical of his work is a high standard of finish and close attention to nautical, topographical and botanical detail.

Exhibited two paintings at the Victoria Academy of the Arts in 1887.  His work was seen in a number of survey exhibitions in the 1970s and 80s including Australian Art in the 1870s, AGNSW, 1976; Tasmanian Vision, TMAG & QVMAG, 1988 and the Bicentennial exhibition The Face of Australia.

He is represented at the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (Launceston); National Library of Australia, Mitchell and La Trobe Libraries, corporate collections including Cascade brewery, Hobart; ICI.

Mt Olympus from Lake St Clair, Tasmania

Mt Olympus from Lake St Clair, Tasmania

Forrest, Haughton


Oil on board

27 cm x 38 cm


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