About Francis Blower Gibbes
Australian artist of the 19th century
Gibbes's paintings were watercolours of well-known scenery in Victoria although he also showed views of picturesque places in NSW, New Zealand and Scotland. He was secretary of the Victorian Academy of Arts for 16 years.
Name Francis Gibbes
Also known as F. B. Gibbes, F. B. Gibbs, Francis Blower Gibbes
Birth date 1815
Birth place Gretna Green, Scotland, UK
Death date 2 March 1904
Death place Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic.
Burial place St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, Melbourne, VIC
Roles Artist (Painter)
- c.1880- c.1885 New Zealand
- 1877- 1904 David Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic.
- 1856- 1904 Melbourne, Vic.
- c.1840- c.1856 New South Wales
- c.1815- c.1840 Scotland, UK
Other Occupation Art teacher
Active Period c.1856- c.1888
Is Indigenous No
Source The Dictionary of Australian Artists: painters, sketchers, photographers and engravers to 1870