Australian | English
9 May 1828
15 March 1902
Australia 25 December 1854-69; also in Aotearoa New Zealand during 1865-68
Artist (painter) | Artist (water-colouristist) | Cartoonist | Drawer | Painter | Printmaker
Worked: Australia (VIC), Aotearoa New Zealand, England. Etchings, Lithographs
Victoria Parade, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Born St. Petersburg 1828, Nicholas Chevalier studied architecture at Lausanne in 1845 and a few years later, in 1848, painting at Munich. In 1851 he moved to London where he studied lithography under Louis Gruner. Chevalier arrived in Australia in 1855 and worked as a painter and illustrator. He drew lithographs in Melbourne and his album of twelve chromo-lithographs was published in 1865. They were the first to be produced in Australia. He departed Australia in 1865 for Aotearoa New Zealand (where he produced a few etchings) before returning to London in 1868 where he died in 1902.
© Australianprints, 1988