Why Did He Come To Berowra?

Capo Di Monte

Image 3: Capo Di Monte

George Collingridge was possibly introduced to Berowra by his brother Arthur who was also an artist and displayed paintings of Berowra in 1881. It was almost certainly art which brought George Collingridge to the area. He felt Berowra Creek would be a perfect setting for an artist colony, but unfortunately was the only artist who appeared to feel permanent settlement on the creek was desirable.

Capo Di Monte from verandah

Image 4: View From Capo Di Monte

However, his assertion that Berowra was artistically inspiring has been born out with renowned artists including Margaret Preston and Jesse Jewhurst Hilder producing paintings of the area.

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