Elizabeth Donaldson enjoyed a rewarding career as a teacher. After her retirement she and her husband moved to Wangi Wangi, and found themselves living just six houses down from Dobell House, William Dobell’s former residence and today a lasting memorial to his life and art. This sparked Liz’s fascination with the artist and she became an active volunteer there in 1999. Liz has held numerous positions, including Vice President, Publicity Officer and Funding Co-ordinator. Her involvement also saw her embark on a research project that has culminated in this, her first book. Today, Liz lives with her husband Bob in an inner suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales.
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An Artist’s Life
This high-quality, exquisitely produced book, is a celebration of the life and art of William Dobell, considered to be one of Australia’s greatest artists. Dobell was the first artist to win both the Wynne Prize for landscapes and the Archibald Prize for portraiture in the same year. But William Dobell was also a quintessential Aussie bloke — more at home in the local pub with his mates than on the international stage. He also seemed to find controversy wherever he went, famously being sued by fellow competitors after winning the Archibald Prize in 1943. Lavishly illustrated with artworks, personal photographs and newspaper clippings, William Dobell paints a compelling portrait of both the man and the artist.
SPECIFICATIONS: Cased with Jacket | 230 x 203 mm | 208 Pages |
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