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Harold Freedman : The Big Picture

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Melbourne : Melbourne Mural Studio, 2017. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 200, illustrated. New copy.

Harold Freedman was an artist of enormous drive, ambition and achievement. He was never content to mark time, always ready to turn his hand to new challenges and he left his mark on the nation in many places.

Harold worked as a fine artist, an illustrator, printmaker, designer and muralist, all the while drawing on a deep well of traditional training and a determination to bring art and the creative spirit to the widest possible audience. He was a democrat at heart, seeing art as being for the people, the man and the woman in the street who had the right to live in a community where they could see and experience art on a daily basis.

While best known for his series of painted and mosaic murals, the largest ever created in Australia, he was also an influential teacher, an official wart artist and book designer.