ALBERT TUCKER by Gavin Fry

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October 2006, no. 285
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ALBERT TUCKER by Gavin Fry

Beagle Press, $120 hb, 252 pp, 0947349472

ALBERT TUCKER by Gavin Fry

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October 2006, no. 285

Handsomely illustrated, beautifully produced and authoritatively written, Gavin Fry’s monograph on Albert Tucker aims to establish him as an important artist within the Australian twentieth-century canon. Fry begins his introduction with the statement that Tucker ‘was a man who inspired strong feelings and his work likewise required the viewer to make a stand. Many found his work difficult, some even repellent, but the artist and his art demanded attention. Equally gifted as a painter, and possibly more so as a draughtsman than his contemporaries Nolan, Boyd and Perceval, Tucker belongs with this élite who revolutionised Australian painting in Melbourne in the 1940s.’ But is this really so? Was Tucker really so much better than his contemporaries, or even as good as them?

Jaynie Anderson reviews 'Albert Tucker' by Gavin Fry

ALBERT TUCKER

by Gavin Fry

Beagle Press, $120 hb, 252 pp, 0947349472

Buy this book

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