Australia Artists A-D

  • # 17597

    PEARCE, Barry

    Kevin Connor (deluxe edition with original screenprint)

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1989. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth in matching slipcase with pictorial inlay, pp. 150 illustrated throughout. The deluxe edition, limited to 75 copies signed by the artist, accompanied as issued with an original signed lithograph ‘Evening light, King St., Newtown’ measuring 380 x 660 mm (image), matted. This deluxe edition is now rarely …

  • # 17626

    Sydney Ure Smith

    Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series, Number Eighteen.

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith & Leon Gellert. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1924. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers (minor sunning on spine), 80pp, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, an extremely fine copy. Includes essay by William Moore on The Year’s Etching; essay by J.S. McDonald on Some Victorian Landscape Painters. Illustrations by …

  • # 17618

    Sydney Ure Smith

    Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series, Number Sixty.

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith & Leon Gellert. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1935. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers, 86pp, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, spine with light sunning. Features essay on Lionel Lindsay’s book on Charles Keene, Will Ashton and Arthur Streeton, among others. Also includes colour and black and white plates …

  • # 17617

    Sydney Ure Smith

    Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series, Number Twenty.

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith & Leon Gellert. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1927. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers, 88pp, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, an extremely fine copy. Includes various essays and literary pieces; and an essay by Margaret Preston entitled ‘Colour;. Illustrations by Streeton, Young, Leist, Feint, Will Ashton, Fizelle, et …

  • # 17615

    Sydney Ure Smith

    Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series, Number Thirty-Seven. Longstaff Number

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith & Leon Gellert. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1931. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers, 72pp, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, a fine copy. A special edition focussing on the Life and works of Sir John Longstaff. Includes essay by J.S. McDonald on Longstaff’s art; biography of Longstaff by …

  • # 17587

    [CROOKE, Ray].

    Island Journal (signed)

    West End, Queensland : Bede Publishing, 2000. Quarto, illustrated dust jacket, pp. 117, signed by Crooke on the title page, illustrated in colour throughout with fold-out plates, introduction by Peter Denham, text ‘Island Journal’ by the artist, interview between the artist and Martel Denham, contains list of works and Torres Strait map. Good condition.

  • # 17480

    BOYD, Arthur and PORTER, Peter


    London : Andre Deutsch, 1988. Small quarto, cloth in illustrated dust jacket, pp. 112; poetry of Peter Porter, illustrated by Arthur Boyd.

  • # 16368

    [BOYD, Arthur]

    Arthur Boyd : The emerging artist

    Melbourne : Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 2001. Oblong quarto, pictorial wrappers, pp. 48. Illustrated extensively in colour, with five essays on Boyd’s works.

  • # 16152

    SMITH, Geoffrey

    Russell Drysdale 1912 – 81

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1997. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 200, illustrated. A fine copy.

  • # 16117


    The life and work of Russell Drysdale

    Sydney : Bay Books, 1983. Large Quarto, publisher’s gilt lettered black cloth, in pictorial dust-jacket; pp 383, illustrated throughout in black and white and colour; light foxing to half title and rear endpaper, otherwise a fine copy.

  • # 16388

    BLACKMAN, Charles; AMADIO, Nadine

    Paris Dreaming (deluxe edition with original etching)

    A celebration of a city of imagination. The Paris Drawings of Charles Blackman. Sydney: Reed, 1982. Folio, gilt-decorated and lettered full crushed morocco, top edge gilt, 144pp. profusely illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 100 numbered copies signed by Blackman and Amadio, specially bound in leather and containing an original signed etching ‘La femme de Paris’ created …

  • # 16245

    BOLTON, Ken.

    Blazing Shoes

    Adelaide, Open Dammit, 1984. Oblong duodecimo, illustrated wrappers. pp. [99]. A scarce first edition of 200 copies only printed at the Experimental Art Foundation.

  • # 16270

    [DYSON, Will, et al.]

    [WILL DYSON] Catalogue of exhibitions commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the opening of the Albright Art Gallery.

    Buffalo, N.Y., The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1930. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. 32, introduction on the Albright Art Gallery, preface by W. M. H., catalogue of works by the artists Albert Andre, Paul Bartlett, Georges Braque, Eva Bernstein, Pierre Bonnard, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, Gustave Courbet, Andre Derain, Edgar Degas, Charles Dufresne, Raoul Dufy, Ebihara, …

  • # 16244

    [ASHTON, William]. The Macquarie Galleries

    Exhibition of recent work by Will Ashton, R.O.I.

    Sydney : The Macquarie Galleries, 1932. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. 8, foreword by The Macquarie Galleries, catalogue of 30 works with prices, two pages of ‘some opinions of Will Ashton’s work by other painters’ including Lionel Lindsay, J. S. MacDonald, Howard Ashton, Arthur Streeton and Hans Heysen, a fine copy.

  • # 16243

    [ASHTON, William]

    Exhibition of French and Italian landscapes by Will Ashton

    June 2nd to 14th, 1927, held at The Fine Art Society’s Gallery. Melbourne : The Fine Art Society’s Gallery, 1927. Octavo, lettered yellow wrappers, pp. 8, two black & white reproductions of Ashton’s work, foreword by Lionel Lindsay written in Monaco 1927, catalogue of forty-two works with prices, a very good copy.  

  • # 16291

    [CANNING, Criss et al].

    Artists. The Melbourne Art Exchange (signed)

    Melbourne : Melbourne Art Exchange, 1987. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (spine sunned), pp. 80, wet stamp on the half-title, photographic portraits, illustrations. A promotional book fraturing sixteen traditional artists for the Melbourne commercial gallery. This copy is signed by five of the artists, John Lennox, Graeme Roche, Criss Canning, Piers Bateman and John Pointon. The …

  • # 16241

    VON BERTOUCH, Anne and HUTCHINGS, Patrick

    Guy Boyd

    Melbourne : Lansdowne Press, 1973. Folio, cloth bound boards in slipcase, pp. 136, illustrated. Limited to 1000 copies signed by the artist, light foxing to preliminaries. The definitive reference work on the Australian sculptor, brother of Arthur and David Boyd.

  • # 16302

    [BLACKMAN]. AMADIO, Nadine

    Paris Dreaming

    A celebration of a city of imagination. The Paris Drawings of Charles Blackman. Sydney: Reed, 1982. Tall folio, illustrated wrappers, 144pp. profusely illustrated. One of the most attractive monographs on Blackman.

  • # 16237

    ANDREWS, Gordon.

    Seeing : a photographic voyage of discovery and delight.

    Introduction by David Moore. Sydney: Craftsman House, 1987. Quarto, gilt-titled linen boards in lettered sculptural slipcase, 106pp. illustrated with the artist’s photographs. The de luxe edition, limited to 75 signed and numbered copies, with an original signed photograph by the artist loosely enclosed in paper folder. An artist also renowned for his industrial design – …

  • # 16240

    [BOYD, Arthur]. McGRATH, Sandra.

    The Artist and the River (deluxe edition)

    Sydney: Bay Books, 1982. Folio, gilt-decorated silk-bound boards in matching silk slipcase, 314 pp. fully illustrated. The de luxe edition, limited to 200 numbered copies signed by Arthur Boyd.

  • # 16222

    ASHTON, Will

    The art of Will Ashton

    Art in Australia De Luxe Edition June 1929. Quarto, half-cloth over decorated boards with title label (a little silverfishing to the spine), 33 plates, many in colour tipped-in, previous owner’s bookplate on front pastedown. Limited to 32 copies, of which 27 are offered for sale, containing an original etching of Venice signed by the artist. …

  • # 16223

    DAVIS, Jan


    Lismore, N.S.W. : [self-published], 1996. Limited edition of 10 signed and numbered copies (this is copy no. 7). Small quarto (265 x 150 mm), black cloth boards with gilt design to upper board, [15] leaves with colour and monochrome illustrations. “Ch’i’ responds to a journey made to Guangzhou to study traditional Chinese landscape (fan) painting. …

  • # 16224

    MARSHALL, Jock and DRYSDALE, Russell

    [DRYSDALE]. Journey among men (with drawing)

    London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1962. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket, 206 pp. illustrated throughout by Russell Drysdale. Inscribed by the artist in the year of publication on the first blank ‘For Norma – Russell Drysdale September ’62’, with a full page ink drawing of a stockman drinking a beer with the quotation ‘You know, …

  • # 16239

    [BLACKMAN]. AMADIO, Nadine

    The Lost Domains (signed copy)

    Sydney: Reed, 1980. First edition. Large folio, boards in illustrated dustjacket and orange slipcase, light foxing to endpapers. 144pp. magnificently illustrated with Blackman’s paintings of his most famous series, including Alice in Wonderland, Schoolgirls, Gardens, Nudes, Children Playing etc. An important monograph. Signed by Blackman on the half title.  

  • # 15929

    ROSE, Margaret A.

    Victorian artists : Margaret Baskerville (1861 – 1930) and C. Douglas Richardson (1853 – 1932)

    Melbourne : the author, 1988. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 268, illustrated. An extensive study on the colonial Melbourne artists, associated with the Heidelberg School.

  • # 15933

    Charles Blackman : final works from the studio

    Melbourne : Mossgreen Auctions, 2015. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 80, illustrated. 381 works from Blackman’s studio offered at auction.

  • # 15894

    BANFIELD, Elizabeth (1963 - )

    At Jupiter Creek (letters 9-12)

    [Melbourne: the artist, 2009]. Artist’s book. Edition 2/3, signed, titled and dated 2009 in pencil. Handmade book with black cloth covered board ends measuring 230 x 185 mm. The work becomes a concertina-fold diorama consisting of a folded sheet of rag paper with six illustrated panels. Each of the panels features handcut linocuts in the …

  • # 15914

    SMITH, Bernard

    Noel Counihan. Artist and revolutionary

    Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1993. Octavo, boards in dustjacket, pp. 568, illustrated.

  • # 15912

    [BOYD, Arthur]. PEARCE, Barry.

    Arthur Boyd retrospective (hardcover edition)

    Sydney : The Beagle Press for The Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1993. Quarto, boards and dust jacket, 200pp. extensively illustrated. A very good copy of the uncommon hardcover edition of this important exhibition catalogue.

  • # 15908

    [BRODZKY, Horace]. LEW, Henry R.


    Melbourne : Dr. Henry R. Lew, 1987. Oblong quarto, pictorial boards, pp. 68, limited to 1000 copies, signed and numbered by the author and publisher Henry R. Lew, contains scholarly text by Lew on the Melbourne-born artist Horace Brodzky, text on the Brodzky family, the artist’s life and works, is illustrated throughout with colour and …

  • # 15918

    [ROBERTSON, Bryan]

    Recent Australian painting. (Signed by John Olsen)

    London : Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1961. Quarto, laminated illustrated wrappers (laminate lifting, as always), signed by artist John Olsen on the title page; approx 60pp., 23 black and white plates plus numerous portrait photographs. Foreword by Kenneth Clark, preface by Bryan Robertson, introduction by Robert Hughes. An important catalogue, this exhibition was the first major …

  • # 16565


    Russell Drysdale

    Sydney : Murdoch Books, 2009 (revised edition). Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 384, illustrated, a fine copy.

  • # 16586

    CRAFWORD, Marian (1955 - )

    Picturing the island

    Melbourne : the artist, 2016. Quarto, illustrated wrappers with wraparound title band, pp. [52], illustrated. Signed and dated by the artist. A contemporary photobook created by Melbourne artist Marian Crawford, drawing on her memories growing up on Babana (contemporary Kiribati) and using historical photographs of what was at the time known as the Gilbert and …

  • # 16568


    Grace Cossington-Smith : a life

    From drawings in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 1993. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 64, illustrated.

  • # 16563

    [CROOKE]. DOBSON, Rosemary

    Focus on Ray Crooke

    Brisbane : University of Queensland Press, 1971. Small quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 49, illustrated, pale foxing to preliminaries.

  • # 15519

    BRACK, John

    John Brack nudes. Fifteen original lithographs

    Text by Margaret Plant. Introduction by Gordon Thomson. Melbourne: Lyre Bird Press, 1982. Large folio (465 x 340mm), in a modern binding of full black kangaroo decorated with Brack motif, housed in a black buckram clamshell box with gilt decoration and lettering on front panel. Illustrated with fifteen original large lithographs by Brack, each drawn on a …

  • # 15785

    LINDSAY, Robert

    John Brack. A retrospective exhibition.

    With essays by Ursual Hoff and Patrick McCaughey. Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1987. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 144, illustrated. The first retrospective held at the NGV.

  • # 15151

    [BOYD, Arthur]

    Arthur Boyd Revisited : Ten Year Retrospective Anniversary

    Sydney : Savill Galleries, 2003. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp 28 with one fold out page. Catalogue listing 33 items, reproduced with colour illustrations.

  • # 15150

    [BRENNAN, Angela]

    Angela Brennan : New Paintings 2000

    Melbourne : Niagara Galleries, 2000. Oblong quarto, pictorial wrappers, [pp 36]. All works exhibited reproduced with full page color plates.

  • # 15147

    [BENNETT, Gordon]

    Gordon Bennett : Paintings 1981-1991

    Epernay : Frances Barbier, Jean-Claude Prevost, [c. 1993]. Square octavo, lllustrated wrappers, text in English and French. Features colour illustrations of selected works, and introduction by Michael O’Ferrall and essay by Rex Butler.

  • # 15146

    DIXON, Christine

    Herbert Badham 1899-1961

    Woollongong City Gallery, 1987. Square octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp 29. Selected pieces illustrated in colour.

  • # 15134

    [GIBSON, Bessie]

    Elizabeth Dickson Gibson

    Brisbane : University Art Museum, University of Queensland,1978. Square octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp 49. Published for a travelling exhibition of Gibson’s works.

  • # 15079

    [BLACKMAN, Charles]

    Charles Blackman : through the window

    Sydney : Savill Galleries, 2000. Quarto, pictorial, [pp 10]. Exhibition invitation catalogue, illustrated in colour with works from Blackman’s signaturedark realism

  • # 15058

    [BLACKMAN, Charles]

    A Salute to Charles Blackman

    Sydney : Savill Galleries, 1998. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, trifold card. Exhibition catalogue with black and white images of Blackman’s works.

  • # 15057

    [BOYD, Arthur]

    Arthur Boyd : Brides, Myths and Landscapes

    Sydney : Savill Galleries, 1995. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, [pp 28]. Shows 33 works in full colour, with introduction by T.G Rosenthal, and accompnaying price list.

  • # 15056

    [BOYD, Arthur]

    Arthur Boyd : Paintings 1972 & 1973

    Melbourne : University Art Gallery, University of Melbourne, 1977. Quarto, black and white pictorial wrappers, pp 28. Exhibition catalogue reproducing works exhibited in both colour and black and white.

  • # 15055

    [BOYD, Arthur]

    Arthur Boyd : Brides, Lovers, Myths, Landscapes

    Selected Paintings 1950s-1970s. Melbourne : Deutscher Fine Art, 1996. Octavo, illustrated cover, trifold card. Exhibition invitation with seven works illustrated in full colour.

  • # 15044

    [BROWN, Mike]

    Mike Brown (1938-1997) : Paintings from the estate

    Sydney : Watters Gallery; Melbourne : Charles Nodrum Gallery, 2002. Oblong octavo, pictorial wrappers, [pp 24]. Shows all works exhibited in full colour; with annotated price list.

  • # 15043

    [BOSTON, Paul]

    Paul Boston

    Melbourne : Niagara Galleries, 1993. Octavo, brown wrappers, pp 16. All 16 works exhibited shown with coloured plates.

  • # 15030

    [ARKLEY, Howard]

    Howard Arkley : Casual Works

    Working Drawings; Source Materials, Doodles 1974-1987. Melbourne : 200 Gerturde Street, 1988. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, trifold card. Exhibition catalogue with balck and white reproductions of Arkley’s works, as well as essays by Richard Brown and Virginia Trioli.