FAMOUS AUSTRALIAN ARTIST WAS A TRURO BOY

Albert Sherman

ALBERT JOHN SHERMAN (1882- 1971)

STILL LIFE WITH GORSE

Oil on canvas, 29” x 23” Exhibition label 1905

 

Albert John Sherman was described as one of the top flower painters in Australia. He also painted landscapes but his flower paintings were much collected. He became a member of the Royal Art Society, Sydney (1928) and established his reputation as a painter of flowers. Fellow of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales (1936)

BUT

ALBERT SHERMAN WAS BORN IN TRURO

HE LIVED AT 45 CARCLEW STREET

HE STUDIED AT THE CENTRAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL  IN TRURO

THE TRURO SCHOOL OF ART was where he learned his skills

He was a COACH PAINTER- presumably with the family on Lemon Quay

He gave this painting to a girl here in Truro

In the Great War he was in the navy

He emigrated to Australia in the 1920s

This painting was sold at the Lander Gallery to an anonymous buyer who presented it to Truro Town Council and it now hangs with their collection.

June 14, 2018