Conder arrived in Australia in 1884 from the UK. He worked at the department of Lands NSW during the day and studied art in the evening.
His first success was the sale of a picture titled ‘Departure of the SS Orient’ bought by the gallery of NSW in 1888.
Condor went on to work in Melbourne and join the Box Hill Camp of artists known as the ‘Heidelberg School’
Condor was influenced by artists such as Watteau and Toulouse- Lautrec.
His work is represented in many public collections in Europe and America, and nearly all Australian State and Provincial Galleries.
The best representation of Condor’s work is in the National Gallery of Victoria.