Fred Williams: 1927-1982

Patrick McCaughey
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A magnificent monograph celebrating the life and work of acclaimed Australian artist Fred Williams.

This scholarly and highly illustrated study of Fred Williams was originally published in 1980, and was the first comprehensive and fully researched attempt to inform a wider public of the significance of Williams' work. The author traces the artist's career from his student days through his years of mature achievement to the flowering of his art in the last years of his life. This third revised edition includes a new chapter, which looks at Williams' place in the Australian art scene and includes new insights into Williams as man and artist.

Author bio:

Patrick McCaughey was born in Northern Ireland in 1943. After taking his degree in Fine Arts and English at the University of Melbourne, he was Art Critic for The Age from 1966-69 and 1971-74. From 1969-71 he was Harkness Fellow at the Museum of Modern Art and on his return to Australia was appointed University Fellow in Fine Arts, at the University of Melbourne 1972-73. From 1974-81 he was Professor of Visual Arts at Monash University, and from 1986-87, Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard University. From 1981-87 he was Director of the National Gallery of Victoria. In the late 1980s, he moved to the US where he took up positions as the director of galleries. He now lives and works in the US.

Category: Individual artists & monographs
ISBN: 9781741960877
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Imprint: Murdoch Books
Pub Date: August 2008
Page Extent: 384
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Individual artists, art monographs