Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865 -1915) Australian Impressionist Painter
Born in Melbourne, Fox studied art at the National Gallery School in Melbourne (1878-1886). He enrolled at the Académie Julian in Paris (there he gained the first prize for design) and Ecole des Beaux Arts (1887-1890), where he was awarded a first prize for painting. The artist exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1890, and returned to Melbourne in 1891. In 1892, with Tudor St George Tucker, the painter opened the Melbourne Art School and taught European ideas and techniques there.
In 1905, Fox married Ethel Carrick, an English post-impressionist painter, they settled in Paris and extensively traveled in Europe and to Tahiti; they returned to Australia in 1913.