Michael O’Connell: The Lost Modernist
Melbourne Books, $49.95 pb, 216 pp, 9781877096389
So many art books! And too many of them remainder-table compendiums of famous images thinly draped with text. It is refreshing, then, to rediscover an artist who has fallen into the slough that often follows a lifetime flush of reputation, and an art historian tenacious enough to resurrect that artist’s work and milieu.