Nasturtiums, 1903 by Tudor St George Tucker
Tudor St George Tucker (28 April 1862 - 21 December 1906)Tudor St George Tucker, painter and teacher, was born in London in 1862, the son of a British cavalry officer in the Indian Army. He arrived in Melbourne, Australia in 1881. He studied at the National Gallery School, Melbourne, from 1883 – 87, and later in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts where he was awarded a gold medal. In 1893 with Emanuel Phillips Fox, Tucker founded the Melbourne Art School with a Summer School extension at Charterisville. The school offered students the principles of the impressionist approach to painting and continued to operate until 1899. During the 1890s Tucker also painted at the Blackburn camp of the Heidelberg School with Frederick McCubbin. From 1890-91 he edited a magazine the Australasian Critic with Baldwin Spencer.