‘The sun is still shining’

Bringing A.H. Fullwood into the light
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June 2021, no. 432
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Picturing a Nation: The art and life of A.H. Fullwood by Gary Werskey

NewSouth, $49.99 hb, 416 pp

‘The sun is still shining’

Bringing A.H. Fullwood into the light
by
June 2021, no. 432

Far too few Australian artists have been the subject of comprehensive biographies. Gary Werskey mentions Humphrey McQueen’s 784-page Tom Roberts (1996) as an inspiration. Of course, there are art monographs and retrospective exhibition catalogues, but those are not life stories. With seventy-six colour plates and another fifty-one images in the text, Werskey’s thoroughly researched Picturing a Nation, set in rich historical and social context, is most welcome. As he observes, A.H. Fullwood’s life was ‘as full of pathos and plot turns as a three-volume Victorian novel’.

Jane Clark reviews 'Picturing a Nation: The art and life of A.H. Fullwood' by Gary Werskey

Picturing a Nation: The art and life of A.H. Fullwood

by Gary Werskey

NewSouth, $49.99 hb, 416 pp

Buy this book

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