Lieutenant A. Henry Fullwood
|Birth date:||15 March 1863|
|Birth place:||United Kingdom: England, Birmingham|
|Death date:||01 October 1930|
|Death place:||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Waverley|
|Conflict:||First World War, 1914-1918|
Albert Henry Fullwood's major contribution as an official war artist was to record aspects of the First World War which others may not have noticed or have taken for granted. His works have a narrative element that captures the mood and atmosphere of a scene.
Fullwood studied at the Birmingham School of Art and was already an experienced etcher when he arrived in Sydney in December 1883 and obtained work as a lithographic draughtsman and designer. He contributed illustrations to the Australian Town and Country Journal, and to the Bulletin where he signed his cartoons 'Remus,' and he was appointed a staff artist on the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia.
During the 1880s he worked with fellow artists Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts at their camp at Sirius Cove, Sydney. From 1884 he exhibited his paintings with the Art Society of New South Wales, and subsequently with the NSW Society of Artists in the mid-1890s. In 1896 he married Clyda Blanche Newman, daughter of photographer John Hubert Newman.
Driven out of Australia by economic depression, Fullwood and his family left Sydney for the United States in 1899. They stopped in South Africa for some days during which time Fullwood sketched and painted the slave markets and some barracks in Cape Town and the Table Top Mountains. From the United States they moved to London where Fullwood designed postcards and worked as a freelance illustrator, receiving commissions from newspapers and journals, including the London newspaper The Graphic.
From April 1915 until November 1917 Fullwood served with the Royal Army Medical Corps as an orderly at the 3rd London General Hospital at Wandsworth in the company of fellow artists George Coates, Tom Roberts and Arthur Streeton. Here, he contributed an aerial view of the hospital and an illustration for General Birdwood's Christmas message to the Anzacs in 1915 to the hospital's Gazette.
Fullwood was subsequently appointed an official war artist, attached to the 5th Division AIF, working in France between May and August 1918, and in France and Belgium from December 1918 to January 1919. He was given the rank of honorary lieutenant, and he spent four months in all on the battlefields.
Returning to Australia in 1920 after his commission had been terminated, he became a foundation member of the Australian Painter-Etchers' Society and the Australian Watercolour Institute. During the 1920s he concentrated on etching and visited New Zealand in 1925 and again in 1928. He died from pneumonia in Waverley in October 1930.
Depicts a street corner in Le Cateau with two soldiers looking at ruins, a peasant wheeling a hand cart. Le Cateau was liberated from German occupation in October 1918 and was situated in Hindenburg Line area. Albert Henry Fullwood was born in Birmingham, England in March 1863. In 1883 he sailed to...
Depicts a view of the square, town hall, and church at Oisemont with crowds of soldiers and townspeople on Christmas day 1918. Oisemont was the headquarters of 3rd Division AIF. Albert Henry Fullwood was born in Birmingham, England in March 1863. In 1883 he sailed to Australia and began work as a...
Depicts the encampment of the 5th Division, 5th Pioneer Battalion at Bussy, with a series of dugouts on the side of a road and soldiers resting. Albert Henry Fullwood was born in Birmingham, England in March 1863. In 1883 he sailed to Australia and began work as a lithographic draughtsman , working...
Depicts a view of the ramparts of Ypres from the Menin Gate, showing a war ravaged landscape and a flock of birds flying through the sky. Albert Henry Fullwood was born in Birmingham, England in March 1863. In 1883 he sailed to Australia and began work as a lithographic draughtsman , working on the...
Letter regarding completion of works from Colonel Treloar to Lieutenant Fullwood. Military travel permit. Notes on events and subjects. Character certificate issued to Lieutenant Fullwood on being discharged from the RAMC. Newscutting. Copy of discharge certificate. Copy of Lieutenant Fullwood's...
Maker: Fullwood, A Henry
|Date of birth||1863-03-15|
|Date of death||1930-10-01|