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.