Hugh Ramsay

Hugh Ramsay (25 May 1877 – 5 March 1906) Australian

Ramsay was born in Glasgow, Scotland, he moved with his family to Melbourne in 1878. He joined classes at the National Gallery of Victoria at age 16 under Lindsay Bernard Halland became one of the most brilliant students ever trained there.

Ramsay went to Europe in September 1900, arriving at Paris, he entered Académie Colarossi and was soon recognised as a student of great potential. He sent five pictures to the 1902 exhibition of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Artsand four of these were accepted and hung together. No greater compliment could have been paid to a young student.

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