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Miles Evergood: further reading

— Tuesday 28th July 2020

Studio Portrait for publicity purposes NY c. 1901 crop for news
To coincide with our online exhibition of works by Miles Evergood, we offer some further reading on the artist.

Born in 1871 in Carlton, Myer Blashki, eleventh child of Hannah and Phillip Blashki, (he was a noted silversmith), grew up in a traditional Jewish migrant family in a rapidly expanding Melbourne.
After studies at the National Gallery School, and exhibiting at the VAS and the RAS in Sydney, he made an unusual move. Whilst virtually all his contemporaries were gravitating to London and Paris in 1898, he moved to San Francisco, and then to New York.
He returned to Australia in the 1930s – first to Brisbane, then Sydney, and finally to Melbourne where he and his wife Polly bought a cottage called ‘Yosemite’ in Kalorama in 1938.  He died unexpectedly in 1939. 
Evergood exhibited his work with success in the US and was well connected to the Melbourne scene in the 30s – friends with Rupert Bunny, George Bell, James Quinn, and John Longstaff, among others, whom he had met at art school in Melbourne in the 1890s. 
Castlemaine Gallery held a major retrospective exhibition in 1988.

Click here to read Charles's introduction to the 2015 Miles Evergood exhibition.

Visit the artist's website to learn more - www.milesevergood.com.au


Copies of 'Miles Evergood: No End of Passion', the artist's monograph written by Gael Hammer, are available to purchase from the gallery for $55 each.
A collector’s edition with an original lithograph is available for $195
Click here to make a purchase.

View 2020 Online Exhibition Catalogue - Miles Evergood: Watercolours and Drawings

Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.