Australia Artists A-D

  • # 30587

    STREHLOW, T. G. H.

    Rex Battarbee : artist and founder of the Aboriginal art movement in Central Australia (signed copy)

    Sydney : The Legend Press, 1956 (1957 reprint). Quarto, decorated cloth over boards, illustrated dustjacket, pp. 48, illustrated in colour. A fine copy in fine dustjacket, signed by Rex Battarbee on the title page, dated ‘Alice Springs, 1969’.

  • # 30586

    GRANT, Kirsty et al.

    John Brack

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 2009. Quarto, pictorial wrappers (light crease to spine), 248 pp. fully illustrated. Contributions by Helen Brack, Sasha Grishin, Robert Lindsay and Chris McAuliffe. Printed to accompany the major touring retrospective of Brack in 2009-10, an essential reference on the artist.

  • # 30575

    [BRACK]. GRISHIN, Sasha.

    The art of John Brack.

    Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1990. Two volumes quarto, clothbound with gilt-stamped spines in matching slipcase, a fine set, 236; 262pp. Volume one is a series of essays by Grishin on various elements of Brack’s oeuvre while volume two is a catalogue raisonne of oil paintings, works on paper and prints, completely illustrated. The edition was …

  • # 30555

    [DAWS]. WESTON, Neville

    Lawrence Daws (inscribed and signed copy to Geoffrey and Robin Dutton)

    Wellington : A H & A W Reed Pty Ltd, 1982. Quarto, boards in pictorial dust jacket, pp. 144, illustrated throughout, preliminaries foxed, extensive scholarly text by Neville Weston. A good copy. Signed and inscribed on the title page ‘For Geoffrey & Robin with love & appreciation for your ‘coming north’. Lawrence, 27.x.91′. Gifted by …

  • # 30535

    HAWLEY, Janet

    Encounters with Australian artists (hardcover edition)

    St. Lucia, QLD : UOQ Press, 1993. First edition. Large octavo, boards in dustjacket, pp 191, with colour photographic portraits of the artists and colour and b/w plates of selected works; a fine copy. Profiles (based on meetings and interviews) with Whiteley, Smart, Nolan, Boyd, Olley, Brack, Olsen, Storrier, Rees, Wolseley, Lanceley, Friend, and Joshua …

  • # 30531

    GIBSON, Frank

    Charles Conder: His life and his work.

    With a catalogue of etchings and lithographs by Campbell Dodgson, M.A. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1914. Quarto, papered boards with cloth spine (corners rubbed, one with small area of loss), decorated endpapers, pp.116, occasional light foxing, illustrated with colour plates and tissue guards. An enduringly important monograph on the artist by one of …

  • # 30330

    AMOR, Rick

    Rick Amor : a single mind

    Melbourne : Heide Museum of Modern Art, 2008. Octavo, laminated illustrated boards, pp. 155, illustrated. Exhibition curator : Linda Short. Printed in an edition of 1500 copies. Scarce.

  • # 30468

    [BECKETT]. HOLLINRAKE, Rosalind.

    Clarice Beckett. The artist and her circle

    Melbourne: Macmillan, 1979. Oblong folio, boards in illustrated dust jacket, 64pp. illustrated in colour, a hint of foxing to the half-title else fine. Important monograph on the artist, the modernist Melbourne painter from the first half of the twentieth century. A fine copy of a scarce title.

  • # 30384

    [CAMPBELL]. CRAYFORD, Peter.

    The woodblock paintings of Cressida Campbell

    Sydney: Public Pictures, 2008. First edition, first printing. Thick quarto, cloth in dustjacket (a little edge wear and very small marks to cover), pp. 360 profusely illustrated with colour plates of Campbell’s exquisite woodblocks, some plates folding, a very good copy. Foreword by Edmund Capon. Introduction by John McDonald. Photography by Greg Weight. All editions …

  • # 27943

    [DRYSDALE]. LAWSON, Henry

    Short Stories (deluxe binding)

    Original etchings by Russell Drysdale. Sydney : The Beagle Press, 1981. Tall folio (47cm high) bound in gilt-titled brown polished calf in umber slipcase (small area of damage to foot of spine), illustrated endpapers, 47pp. of Lawson prose illustrated with five original etchings by Drysdale. Limited to 100 copies, signed by Russell Drysdale. The edition …

  • # 30450

    HAESE, Richard

    Permanent revolution : Mike Brown and the Australian avant-garde 1953-1997

    Melbourne : Miegunyah Press, 2011. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 297, illustrated. From the library of art historian and friend Noel Hutchison, with his pen annotations in the margins giving personal insight into the artist. As the only Australian artist to have been successfully prosecuted for obscenity, Mike Brown is considered one of Australia’s most …

  • # 30435

    [BOYD]. DOBREZ, Patricia and HERBST, Peter

    The art of the Boyds

    Generations of artistic achievement. Sydney : Bay Books, [1990]. Quarto, boards with pictorial dust jacket, very light foxing to preliminaries, pp. 232, illustrated throughout with colour and monochrome plates of the Boyd family’s artworks and family photographs. Contains text by Patricia Dobrez and Peter Herbst. A fine copy. Works by Doris Boyd, Tessa Perceval, Henry …

  • # 30433

    EAGLE, Mary and MINCHIN, Jan

    The George Bell School. Students, Friends, Influences.

    Melbourne: Deutscher Fine Art and Sydney : Resolution Press, 1981. Quarto, blindstamped cloth in dustjacket, 272 pages, fully illustrated. Limited to 1000 numbered copies, featuring artists Eric Thake, Alan Sumner, Yvonne Atkinson, Geoff Jones, Jack Courier, Justin Gill, Sali Herman, Ian Armstrong, Fred Williams, Harry Rosengrave, Len French, Constance Stokes, Russell Drysdale. A fine  copy.

  • # 30426

    Cav. Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo : painter and teacher and some prominent pupils

    Sydney : Manly Art Gallery, 1981. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, 32pp. Exihibition catalogue including colour and monochrome images with essay by Jean Campbell.

  • # 30422

    ST JOHN MOORE, Felicity

    Charles Blackman. Schoolgirls and Angels

    A retrospective exhibition of paintings and drawings by Charles Blackman. Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1993. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, neat and small owner’s name to half-title, 142 pp. illustrated throughout. A fine copy.

  • # 30485

    ST JOHN MOORE, Felicity

    Charles Blackman. Schoolgirls and Angels (signed presentation copy)

    A retrospective exhibition of paintings and drawings by Charles Blackman. Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1993. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, 142 pp. illustrated throughout. A very good copy with light general handling wear. Presentation copy with a full page inscription on the first blank signed by Charles Blackman.