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William Dobell : An Artist's Life - Elizabeth Donaldson

William Dobell

An Artist's Life

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2010
ISBN: 9781921497810
Number Of Pages: 208

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This exquisitely produced book is a celebration of the life and art of William Dobell, considered to be one of Australia's greatest artists and the first to win both the Wynne Prize for landscapes and the Archibald Prize for portraiture in the same year. However, William Dobell was a quintessential Australian – more at home in the local pub with his friends than on the international art stage.

He was also no stranger to controversy, famously being sued by fellow competitors after winning the Archibald Prize in 1943. Lavishly illustrated with artworks, personal photographs and newspaper clippings, William Dobell: An Artist's Life paints a compelling portrait of both the man and the artist.

About The Author

Elizabeth Donaldson her retirement she and her husband moved to Wangi Wangi, and William Dobell's former residence and today a lasting memorial to his life and art. This sparked her fascination with the artist and Liz became an active volunteer there in 2000. She has held numerous positions, including Vice President, Publicity Officer and Funding and Grants Co-ordinator. Her involvement there also saw her embark on a research project that has culminated in this, her first book.

Author's Note

Chapter 1: The Early Years Chapter 2: The London Years Chapter 3: The War Years Chapter 4: The Archibald Prize Court Case Chapter 5: Recovery at Wangi Chapter 6: New Guinea and a New Beginning Chapter 7: Life at Wangi

Postscript Biographical Notes Chapter Notes

Bibliography Acknowledgments Index of Dobell's Paintings and Drawings Index

ISBN: 9781921497810
ISBN-10: 1921497815
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st September 2010
Publisher: Exisle Publishing eBooks
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 20.3  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.87
Edition Number: 1