Hubert Springfield East (1867-1947) Australia

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Born in Tasmania in 1867, Hubert East was an architect and watercolourist. In 1890 he went to London and worked as an architect for some years, later moving to Capetown in South Africa. East exhibited his work in Launceston, London and Capetown from 1918. He died in 1948. East's work is represented in the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston.Born in Tasmania in 1868, Hubert East was an architect and watercolourist. In 1890 he went to London and worked as an architect for some years, later moving to Cape Town in South Africa.

He returned to England in 1908, departing for Tasmania in 1921. East exhibited his work in Launceston, London and Capetown from 1918.

He died in Launceston in 1947.

East's work is represented in the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, as well as private galleries. At all times and wherever Hubert went, he painted. Indeed, he was a prolific water-colourist and to make any distinction between his architecture and his art would be a serious challenge. Edit or add to this biography

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The River, Devonport
Watercolour, 16 x 25.5 cm
Australian and European Paintings, Leonard Joel, Melbourne.
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