Australia Artists L-P

  • # 28403

    MENDELSSOHN, Joanna.

    The Art of Sir Lionel Lindsay. Volume II: The etchings.

    Part A: Etchings. Part B: Chronological catalogue. Brookvale: Copperfield, 1988. Folio, two volumes, gilt-lettered cloth in slipcase (cloth lifting), pp. 328 with numerous illustrations of over 600 etchings, limited to 300 copies signed by the publisher. A scholarly overview of the etchings of Lionel Lindsay. Volume 1, devoted to Lionel Lindsay’s woodcuts, was published as a separate …

  • # 28391

    [PETYARRE, Kathleen, 1940 - 2018]. NICHOLLS, Christine and NORTH, Ian

    Kathleen Petyarre : genius of place (signed copy)

    Adelaide : Wakefield Press, 2001. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket (edges a little creased), pp. 96, illustrated throughout, essays on the artist and her work written by Christine Nicholls and Ian North, contains glossary, map and notes, the artist’s curriculum vitae, references and further reading. Signed by Petyarre on the half-title.

  • # 28385

    EDWARDS, Deborah.


    Bertram Mackennal. The fifth Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Project. Sydney : Art Gallery of NSW, 2007. Quarto, hard cover with illustrated dust jacket, pp. 216, foreword by Edmund Capon, preface by Neil and Diane Balnaves, essays by Deborah Edwards, Juliette Peers, David J. Getsy, Noel Hutchinson, Denise Mimmochi, Roger Neill, Meri Machin-Roberts, Mark Stocker, Terence Lane, …

  • # 28012

    BUNGEY, Darleen

    John Olsen : an artist’s life (signed copy with small sketch)

    Sydney, NSW : HarperCollins Publishers, 2014. Octavo, boards (silverfished) in illustrated dustjacket (small water stain), pp. 516, 48 plates. Signed and inscribed by Olsen with a small ink sketch of a frog on a lily pad. This landmark biography by Darleen Bungey, the author of the celebrated biography of Arthur Boyd, graphically depicts the forces …

  • # 28269

    LINDSAY, Lionel (1874 - 1961)

    Lionel Lindsay : the printmaker’s printmaker

    Melbourne : Douglas Stewart Fine Books, 2011. Quarto, A4 size, illustrated wrappers, pp. 48, illustrated. Essay and illustrated catalogue of 103 rare books, bookplates, woodcuts, drawings, etchings and ephemera. Limited to 1000 copies bound in wrappers, a deluxe edition of 150 copies also published (although not all were made up). Price list loosely enclosed. As …

  • # 28350

    [MOFFATT, Tracy]

    Tracy Moffatt : Free-falling

    New York : Dia Center for the Arts, 1998. Oblong octavo, pictorial gold laminated boards, pp 60. Art monograph of one of Moffatt’s early solo museum exhibitions, with three essays and colour reproductions throughout. Features Moffatt’s ‘Up in the sky’ series, commissioned by the Dia Center.

  • # 28338

    HALL, Vic

    Namatjira of the Aranda

    Adelaide : Rigby, 1963. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (some wear and short tears), pp. 56, plus numerous photographic plates. A good copy.

  • # 28312

    PEARCE, Barry.

    Margaret Olley

    Sydney : The Beagle Press, 2012. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 264, 173 colour plates, and numerous documentary photographs in colour and black and white, biographical notes, exhibitions and bibliography. New copy, sealed in shrinkwrap. ‘Margaret Olley was an icon familiar to most Australians. She was outspoken, infectious with her energy, extraordinary in her benefactions, but primarily …

  • # 28267

    MOLVIG, Jon

    Jon Molvig : Maverick

    Brisbane : Thames & Hudson, 2019. Quarto, laminated illustrated boards, pp. 192, illustrated. New copy. Jon Molvig (1923–70) settled in his adopted Brisbane in 1955 and dominated the city’s art scene into the late 1960s. A volatile and rebellious character, Molvig was also a charismatic teacher whose uncompromising commitment to painting inspired a group of …

  • # 28261

    TASCA, Margot

    Percy Leason : an artist’s life

    Melbourne : Thames &​ Hudson Australia, 2016. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 240, extensively illustrated. New copy. This finely illustrated, exhaustively researched and beautifully-written biography on Leason features the artist’s entire career as a painter and cartoonist renowned for his depictions of Australian society in the 1920s and 1930s. ‘Who would have thought that a boy …

  • # 28218

    [NAMATJIRA]. HARDY, Jane, MEGAW, J.V.S., and MEGAW, M. Ruth

    The Heritage of Namatjira

    Curated by Angela Tidmarsh and J.V.S. Megaw on behalf of The Flinders University of South Australia; catalogue edited by M. Ruth Megaw. Melbourne : Australian Exhibitions Touring Agency, 1991. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 36, book label to title page, illustrated. Includes historical photographs of the Hermannsburg Mission. Scarce. A fine copy.

  • # 28213

    MCGREGOR, Ken.

    Fred Cress : Whispers (deluxe edition)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2007. Quarto, purple lettered black cloth in matching slipcase, pp 255, extensively illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 75 copies with an original signed and numbered etching, Companions, loosely enclosed.

  • # 28186

    MAYNARD, John

    True light and shade : an aboriginal perspective of Joseph Lycett’s art

    Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2014. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 168, illustrated. ‘True light and shade’ is filled with beautiful images by convict artist Joseph Lycett that powerfully capture in intimate detail Aboriginal life, a rare record of Aboriginal people within the vicinity of Newcastle and how they adapted to European settlement before cultural …

  • # 28182

    [LINDSAY, Lionel], MENDELSSOHN, Joanna.

    Lionel Lindsay: An artist and his family.

    London: Chatto and Windus, 1988. Octavo, boards with illustrated duskjacket (light handling wear), 254 pp., preliminaries foxed. This is an insightful biography by Mendelssohn on life and work of Lionel Lindsay and the Lindsay family. There are numerous illustrations of watercolours, etchings and wood engravings as well as photos of the Lindsays.

  • # 28180


    Percy Lindsay : artist & bohemian (new copy)

    Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2011. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, pp. 143, illustrated. The only substantive biography on this talented and under-recognised painter. New copy. Christopher Menz (Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia 2005-10) reviewed the book in the June 2011 issue of Australian Book Review (ABR): ‘Until now, Percy Lindsay has lacked a …

  • # 28148

    MEAGHER, Penny

    Penny Meagher Painter

    Sydney: The Beagle Press on behalf of Roderick P. Meagher, 2001. First edition. Quarto, gilt-lettered navy cloth with pictorial insert (light rubbing and sunning), 116pp. illustrated with essays. Printed in a private numbered edition of 250 copies not for sale, this copy inscribed by Roderick Meagher.