|Septimus Power, The End of the Day|
H. Septimus Power (1877-1951) was a New-Zealand-born Australian artist who was always fascinated with horses.
|H. Septimus Power, Horse Cart, Watercolor|
He got an early job painting animal heads on butchers' delivery vans, and later worked for a veterinarian.
He studied at the Académie Julian in Paris and then moved to London, exhibiting at the Royal Academy. Arthur Streeton said of him: "One is impressed first by a tremendous display of colour and a dauntless feeling of optimism … He displays remarkable knowledge and vigour in his paintings of animals."
|H. Septimus Power, Bringing Up the Guns|
In World War I he worked as a war artist, specializing in scenes with horses. The biplane is almost a ghost in the distance.
HSP profiled in the Australian Dictionary of Biography