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Greg Hansell: Purity of Australian Light




Price: $79.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9780947349707
Published: July 2024

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Greg Hansell is a landscape painter known for his exclusive devotion to pastels, some of which he makes himself. He is best known for his corrugated iron subject matter which features frequently in his work. He is the Art School Director of The Royal Art Society Art, where he has been teaching since 1997. Hansell has lived in the Windsor and Hawkesbury district for many years, where he has a house, studio and a large flourishing garden which often features in his work. His interest in this historic part of NSW stems from its association with Arthur Streeton and Charles Conder who worked in the area in the heyday of Australian landscape painting. His most recent works, the result of a greater freedom in his use of pastels, are an impressive series of landscapes which have extended the direction of his work. He has been hung in the Art Gallery of New South Wales Wynne Prize numerous times and is twice winner of the Mosman Art Prize. This book covers Hansell's work from 1982 to the present day. It has an introduction by Lou Klepac who selected the works, an essay by Carol Roberts, and recollections and notes by the artist. AUTHOR: Lou Klepac was born in Croatia in 1936. Moving to Italy in 1944 he went to school in Venice and Trieste and in 1950 emigrated to Australia. After graduating from the University of Western Australia in 1958, he spent several years in London and Italy. He was Curator of Paintings at the Art Gallery of Western Australia 1964-66; and at the Art Gallery of South Australia 1966 70. After a period in London, he became Senior Curator and Deputy Director at the Art Gallery of Western Australia 1974 80. Among the many exhibitions he has organised are: Master Drawings of the 17th century from the Witt Collection 1968; Walter Sickert Retrospective, 1968 Adelaide Festival; Contemporary Drawing International 1977; Giorgio Morandi etchings 1978; Emilio Vedova graphic works 1979; The Drawings of Walter Richard Sickert 1979; Russell Drysdale drawings 1980; Russell Drysdale paintings 1983; Giorgio Morandi: the dimension of inner space (paintings and etchings) 1997; La Serenissima, the fascination of Venice 2003; and James Gleeson Retrospective 2004. Among his books are William Scott drawings 1974; Russell Drysdale, Life and Work 1983; Australian Painters of the 20th Century 2000; Brett Whiteley drawings 2014; Hans Heysen 2016; and Tim Storrier 2018. Since 1980 he has lived in Sydney with his family.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9780947349707
Published: July 2024

Number of pages: not specified
Width: 250 mm
Height: 280 mm
Depth: not specified

Publisher: The Beagle Press

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