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Duncan Max Meldrum

1875-1955

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.

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.

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