John Brack by Kirsty Grant et al.

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July-August 2009, no. 313

John Brack by Kirsty Grant et al.

National Gallery of Victoria, $59.95 pb, 248 pp

John Brack by Kirsty Grant et al.

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July-August 2009, no. 313

John Brack (1920–99) is one of the most remarkable of Australian painters, and a salient figure in the generation that included Arthur Boyd, Fred Williams, John Perceval, Leonard French, and John Olsen, of whom only two survive. Many viewers would see him as the imagination that made our suburbs viable as art; others have been in two minds about his clarity and perfectionism. Hard edges can make for tough responses.

Chris Wallace-Crabbe reviews 'John Brack' by Kirsty Grant et al.

John Brack

by Kirsty Grant et al.

National Gallery of Victoria, $59.95 pb, 248 pp

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