Duncan Max Meldrum
Duncan Max Meldrum was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1875. He emigrated with his family to Australia in 1889, where he studied art in Melbourne. Having won a scholarship, he travelled to Europe where he studied and exhibited for a further fourteen years.
Meldrum returned to Australia in 1912. He ran the Meldrum School of painting between 1916 and 1926. He was commissioned to complete a portrait of a Victoria Cross recipient following the First World War.
Meldrum died in Melbourne in 1955.
- Joyce McGrath, Bernard Smith ’Meldrum, Duncan Max‘ (1875—1955) Australian Dictionary of Biography, Online Edition, Copyright 2006, updated continuously
- Archives New Zealand Documentation, Series 898, National Collection of War Art