Charles McCubbin, artist, former Wellington Shire Councillor and environmentalist died in the Gippsland Base Hospital yesterday at 2pm.
The Gippsland Art Gallery is preparing to host an exhibition,Wildlife at Heart: A Retrospective from the 3rd of July to 15 of August with the exhibition opening event at 6pm on Friday the 9th of July.
Charles was the subject of a major exhibition at the Gippsland Art Gallery in 2008 titled From Fredrick McCubbin to Charles McCubbin and last in the line of the pre-eminent artist family.
His Grandfather, Fredrick McCubbin, 25/02/1855 to 05/04/1889, was a pioneer of the Heidelberg School of Australian Art and the first Director of the National Gallery of Victoria.
Charles McCubbin is represented in the collections of the Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, the LaTrobe University Museum of Art, National Gallery of Australia, National Library of Australia, Wollongong University Museum of Art, Victorian State Government Art Collection, Hunt Botanical Library Pittsburgh United States of America, and private collection, amongst others.
(Thanks to Anton Vardy, Director of Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale)