Biographical entry Bunny, Rupert Charles Wulsten (1864 - 1947)

29 September 1864
St Kilda (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia
25 May 1947
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Rupert Bunny was an Australian artist. Bunny left Australia in 1884 to study in London and Paris. He exhibited at the Salon de la Société des Artistes Français (Old Salon) in 1888, becoming the first Australian painter to receive a mention honorable. Bunny exhibited widely in London and Paris before returning to Melbourne in 1933. Bunny was vice-president and an inaugural member of the Contemporary Art Society, established in 1939.


Thomas, David. Bunny, Rupert Charles Wulsten (1864-1947), Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Published in hard copy 1979, accessed online 23 June 2014.

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