Author(s): Willoughby, Anne-Louise
Hahndorf artist Nora Heysen was the first woman to win the Archibald Prize, and Australia's first female painter to be appointed as an official war artist. A portraitist and a flower painter, Nora Heysen's life was defined by an all-consuming drive to draw and paint. In 1989, aged 78, Nora re-emerged on the Australian art scene as the nation's major art institutions restored her position after years of artistic obscurity. Extensively researched by the author, Nora Heysen- a portrait is the first biography of the artist, and it has been enthusiastically embraced by the Heysen family.
About the author:
Anne-Louise Willoughby is a journalist and freelance writer with a background in Italian and fine-art history. The Nora Heysen biography was written as the substantial component of her PhD in creative non-fiction, which she is currently completing at the University of Western Australia.
Number of Pages: 384
Publication Date: 20190305
Publisher: Fremantle Press
Product Form: Paperback / softback
Dimensions (LxWxH): 229 mm152 mm25 mm
Weight: 568 gr