William Dobell – An Artist’s Life

Donaldson, Elizabeth, Elizabeth Donaldson

William Dobell - An Artist's Life


This exquisitely produced book is a celebration of the life and art of William Dobell, considered to be one of Australia's greatest artists and the first to win both the Wynne Prize for landscapes and the Archibald Prize for portraiture in the same year. However, William Dobell was a quintessential Australian – more at home in the local pub with his friends than on the international art stage.He was also no stranger to controversy, famously being sued by fellow competitors after winning the Archibald Prize in 1943. Lavishly illustrated with artworks, personal photographs and newspaper clippings, William Dobell: An Artist's Life paints a compelling portrait of both the man and the artist.

  • Exisle Publishing
  • 1921497815
  • Sep 1 2010
  • 208 Pages