Rebels And Precursors: The Revolutionary Years of Australian Art

By Richard Haese


Classic study of Australian modernist art.

The book covers Australian artists’ cultural crisis and dis-orientation in the 1930s; the Australian Academy of Art and Contemporary Art Society; the popular front 1939-1942; art criticism & intellectual life 1940-1946; war on the cultural front; left-wing art in Melbourne & Sydney 1942-1946; Nolan, Tucker, Boyd & perceval; art, war and the struggle to survive; the rise of a new establishment.

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