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Nora Heysen

A Portrait

Anne-Louise Willoughby

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Fremantle Arts Centre Prs
05 March 2019
This authorised biography coincides with a major retrospective of the works of Nora and her father, landscape painter Hans Heysen, to be held at the National Gallery of Victoria in March 2019.

Hahndorf artist Nora Heysen was the first woman to win the Archibald Prize, and Australia's first female painter to be appointed as an official war artist. A portraitist and a flower painter, Nora Heysen's life was defined by an all-consuming drive to draw and paint. In 1989, aged 78, Nora re-emerged on the Australian art scene as the nation's major art institutions restored her position after years of artistic obscurity. Extensively researched by the author, Nora Heysen- a portrait is the first biography of the artist, and it has been enthusiastically embraced by the Heysen family.
By:   Anne-Louise Willoughby
Imprint:   Fremantle Arts Centre Prs
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   568g
ISBN:   9781925815207
ISBN 10:   192581520X
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   05 March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Anne-Louise Willoughby is a journalist and freelance writer with a background in Italian and fine-art history. The Nora Heysen biography was written as the substantial component of her PhD in creative non-fiction, which she is currently completing at the University of Western Australia.

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