Professor Sir Arthur Amies CMG, President of the College

Catalogue Number: 6
Professor Sir Arthur Amies CMG, President of the College
Category: Painting or other art work
Sub-Category: Oil painting
Artist: Moore, Alan (1914 - 2015)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1966
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Description Of Item: Framed oil painting of Professor Sir Arthur Amies
Historical Significance: Sir Arthur Amies (1902 - 1976) was the second President of the Victorian College of Optometry from 1945 to 1969. He was Dean of Dentistry in the University of Melbourne and assisted the College establish its optometry course in the 1940s and the transfer of that course in 1961 to the University of Melbourne. A colour photograph of this painting is in Photographs Album 1. The artist Alan Moore studied at the National Gallery of Victoria School, winning the Grace Joel Prize in 1942. He also studied in Sydney with J.S. Watkins. He enlisted in the RAAF in 1942, and in 1943 was appointed an official war artist working in New Guinea, the Middle East and Europe. The War memorial Canberra holds a considerable number of his works made as war artist.1.5 Mb image in Museum iPhoto
How Acquired: Commissioned by Victorian College of Optometry Council
Date Acquired: 1966
Condition: Excellent
Location: Amies Lecture Theatre

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