Heysen, Hans

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Heysen, Hans Gender: M
Wilhelm Ernst Hans Franz Heysen
born on 8 October 1877 at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone LMT m9e59 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 15°13' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 05°28 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 27°54'


German-born Australian artist who became a household name for his watercolours of monumental Australian gum trees set against a background of stunning atmospheric effects of light. Heysen also produced images of men and animals toiling in the Australian bush, as well as groundbreaking depictions of arid landscapes in the Flinders Ranges. He won the Wynne Prize for landscape painting a record nine times.

He migrated to Adelaide in South Australia with his family in 1884 at the age of 7.

By 1912 Hans Heysen had earned enough from his art to purchase a property called "The Cedars" near Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills, which remained as his home until his death on 2 July 1968, aged 90.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 15 December 1904 (Selma Bartels)
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  • Death of Mate 1962 (Selma Bartels)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hamburg Archives.


  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Nora Heysen)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 90)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Wynne Prize)