This definitive work on Russell Drysdale, in print for 26 years, has been redesigned with an elegant, spacious layout to make the paintings come alive for a new generation. More than 160 colour plates illustrate the work of this popular and significant Australian artist, making it an essential possession for art enthusiasts - especially as the majority of Drysdale's work is held in private collections. This book traces the career of the unusual and remarkably gifted Drysdale, discussing both the sources of his inspiration and the scope of his achievement.
About The Author
Lou Klepac was Curator of Paintings at the Art Gallery of Western Australia 1964–66 and at the Art Gallery of South Australia 1966–70. After a period in London he returned to Australia to become Senior Curator and Deputy Director at the Art Gallery of Western Australia 1974–80. He is the author of many books including William Scott Drawings, James Gleeson: Landscape Out of Nature, Nora Heysen, Australian Painters of the Twentieth Century, The Genius of Donald Friend: Drawings from the Diaries, William Robinson, John Coburn, James Gleeson: Beyond the Screen of Sight and, most recently, Horace Trenerry.
The acknowledged expert on Russell Drysdale, Lou Klepac has re-worked his classic of Australian art, a book that has been in print for 26 years. With a new introduction, this full revised and re-designed edition is a hard cover with French fold jacket treatment, and will sit proudly among the collection of any serious lover of Australian art.
Series: Bay Art Ser.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st November 2009
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Dimensions (cm): 32.5 x 26.0
Weight (kg): 2.825