The artist was born in Melbourne, Australia and studied at the National Gallery school under Bernard HALL between 1893 and 1895. He exhibited in Sydney with the Victorian Artists Society and the Royal Art Society before leaving for the United States in 1898. Working mainly in New York, with frequent visits to Europe over a thirty year period, he established a good reputation as a painter with post-Impressionist affinities.
Originally his name was Myer BLASHKI, but he changed it in the US in the lead up to WWI. Essentially a colourist, he is recorded as exhibiting at the Show Day St Ives in 1911 as Blashki. In 1918-19 he exhibited from a studio in Chelsea, and showed at the International Society. He returned to Australia at the end of 1931 and worked for a year in Queensland. He then went to Sydney and Melbourne, holding exhibitions of his work, and died suddenly at Melbourne on 3 January 1939. He left a widow and one son, Philip EVERGOOD, also an artist, living in America.
Painter of landscapes in oils; illustrator
works and access
Access to works: National Gallery of Victoria
St Ives March 1911 (as Blashki)
St Ives Times 25 Mar 1911;
The Melbourne Argus 4 Jan 1939, 5 Jan 1939 (Obituary)
Art in Australia (1933);
Dictionary of Australian Biography (1949)
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p324)
Moore The Story of Australian Art;
Whybrow (1994) St Ives (1911-20 list)