Rob Haysom: Arnold Shore

Immediate landscapes

Felicity St John Moore


Arnold Shore: Pioneer Modernist
by Rob Haysom
Macmillan Art Publishing, $99 hb, 144 pp, 9781921394249


Arnold Shore: Pioneer Modernist, by Rob Haysom, fills in the gap between late Impressionism, tonal Meldrumism, and Fred Williams. Attractively presented and illustrated, Haysom’s well-written and informative text examines Arnold Shore’s personal insecurity and the searching nature of his alla prima art, especially his concern with texture and colour; and his contribution as an art teacher and long-time critic.

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Published in November 2010 no. 326
Felicity St John Moore

Felicity St John Moore

Felicity St John Moore is an art historian and a writer on Australian art who has also curated some major exhibitions. For seven years she was on the curatorial staff of the National Gallery of Australia, researching and giving public floortalk lectures on the collection. Then, at the National Gallery of Victoria, she curated Classical Modernism: the George Bell circle; Charles Blackman: Schoolgirls and Angels; Charles Blackman: Alice in Wonderland; and Sam Fullbrook; racing colours. Felicity's job ticket was her monograph Vassilieff and his Art (OUP, 1982) which is currently being republished in a second expanded edition by Macmillan to coincide with a new Vassilieff exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art. She was the author of the catalogue for the Australian tour of the NGA Bicentennial exhibition, Angry Penguins and Realist Painting in Melbourne in the 1940s. For ten years she was Education Director of Christie's Australia and she has also curated some large public and private art collections.

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