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Edward Cairns Officer

Male 1871 - 1921  (49 years)


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  • Name Edward Cairns Officer 
    Born 19 Sep 1871  Murray Downs station, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Jul 1921  Macedon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He died, without issue, from inflammation of the brain of a week's duration, on 7 July 1921 at Macedon and was buried there.
    Person ID I169253  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 May 2014 

    Father Suetonius Henry Officer,   b. 4 Jan 1830, Hall Green, New Norfolk, Van Diemen's Land, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1883, Leighwood, Toorak Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Family ID F70887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleanor Fitzgerald,   b. Abt 1871 
    Married 14 Dec 1908 
    Last Modified 1 May 2014 
    Family ID F70886  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Edward Cairns Officer (1871-1921), artist, was born on 19 September 1871 at Murray Downs station, New South Wales (near Swan Hill, Victoria), son of Suetonius Henry Officer and his wife Mary Lillias Rigg, daughter of Rev. Dr Adam Cairns, and grandson of Sir Robert Officer. He was educated at Toorak College, Melbourne. Frederick McCubbin, visiting art master at the college, encouraged Officer to pursue art as a career. He attended the National Gallery schools, Melbourne, in 1893-94 and concurrently was one of the few male pupils at E. Phillips Fox's Melbourne School of Art. A lasting debt to Fox is visible in Officer's infusion of emotive colour values into the sometimes bland formulae of the nationalist landscape.