Charles Meere

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Matthew Charles Meere (6 December 1890 – 17 October 1961) was an English-Australian artist. Born in London, Meere trained as a muralist at the Royal College of Art before moving to Australia in 1930 in search of work as a commercial artist. He is best known for his stylised art deco paintings of Australian life during the interwar period, including his masterpiece Australian Beach Pattern (1938-40), which has been described as a "powerful and idealised depiction of a beach",[1] achieving an iconic status comparable to that of Tom Roberts' Shearing the Rams (1890) and Russell Drysdale's The Cricketers (1948).[2]


  1. ^ Meacham, Steve (26 December 2005). "Bondi: A biography", The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  2. ^ Thomas, David (26 November 2008). Australian Beach Pattern, c1940, Deutscher and Hackett. Retrieved 17 November 2012.

External links

Charles Meere biography at Design & Art Australia Online