Art in Australia. First Series Number 6. ART IN AUSTRALIA, Sydney URE SMITH, Bertram, STEVENS, C. Lloyd JONES.

Art in Australia. First Series Number 6

Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1919.

Of interest: "Hans Heysen's Later Watercolours" by Lionel Lindsay, tipped colour plate; two tipped colour plates by Percy Leason; the Official Australian War Artists, tipped plates by H.S. Power, Fred Leist, Charles Bryant, M. Napier Waller; article on Frances Hodgkins, colour plate; 'Chrysanthemums', tipped colour plate by Constance L. Mackay; "Will Dyson's War Drawings" by Charles Marriott, five pages text, nine plates; "Norman Lindsay's Etchings" by Ure Smith, three pages text, two full-page black & white plates, 'The Grey Eyed Girl' and 'Who Comes!'; paintings of Hilda Rix Nichols; WW1 poem 'The Four Years' by L. Gellert; short articles on E. Spencer Mackay, Miss Cumbrae Stewart, each with colour plate; long article on Sir William Orpen, two colour plates.

'It is the rhythm which he seizes so unerringly, because he has long sought for it – that harmoniousrelation of necessary parts whch is the foundation of all great work, and which makes of Heysen's art something so completely outside the pale of ordinary picture building. Sky, man, and earth – the Chinese have canonized these as the life rhythm - how they all come into that splendid vision of the old man breaking the "stubborn glebe," - and into the tranquil composition with its exquisite handling...'.

Item #1216

Small quarto, original printed wrappers, tipped colour plates, full-page black & white images; spine chipped, mild foxing, a near fine copy.

Price: $75.00