Born: 1815, Norwich, England
Died: 1883, Kent Town, South Australia
John Michael Skipper was an intelligent, vivacious solicitor who is remembered predominantly as an artist that documented the character of early colonial South Australia with romantic sensitivity. The South Australian Museum's collection comprises of four series. Series one is the oil painting "Corroboree". Series two contains negatives, prints and transparencies associated with the oil painting 'Corroboree'. Series three is a collection of prints and negative images of the oil painting 'Skipper Family at Islington'. Series four includes an incomplete biography of Skipper by Herbert Hale, as well as transcribed segments from Mary Thomas' Diary.