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Mosman artists Paul Delprat has known

Paul Delprat displays a work by his wife Susan

The Mosman Historical Society invited Paul to speak at The Mosman Library on Wednesday 11th July 2012 on the subject of the Mosman artists he has been acquainted with over the years.

Gavin Souter, esteemed author of many scholarly histories, is the Patron of this highly regarded society and David Carment, brother of Paul’s friend artist Tom Carment, is the president   Paul was delighted to find that John Dansie, whom he had sat alongside at Mosman Primary School, was a member of the Committee, as was the eminent Mosman General Practitioner Dr Charles Gay who had been a fellow student at Sydney Grammar School.

During his talk , which lasted 45 minutes, Paul spoke about many notable artists including; Julian Rossi Ashton, Howard Ashton, Richard and Wenda Ashton, his wife, Susan Delprat and father in law Brian Gaston, Sir Will Ashton, Salvatore Zofrea,  Lloyd Rees, Nigel Thomson, Norman Lindsay, Dennis Adams, James R Jackson, Dora Toovey, Squire Morgan, Judy Lane, Ken Done, Michael Johnston,  Chris Johnston, Brian Besly,  Suzanne Alexander, Gerald and Rosemary Christmas,  Jan Hook, Margo Freeman, Anne Cape, Nafisa Naomi, Shirley Perrott,  Max Coleman,  Stephen Coburn, Robert Dujin,  Jessica Ashton, Guy Troughton, Kilmany Niland, Ruth Faeber and Ralph Heimans.

So many artists to mention…

Paul joked that there were so many wonderful artists that he had known, or were current practitioners in Mosman, he would need to emulate Fidel Castro,  who was known to speak for several days without fear of interruption.