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The Man Behind the Prize

Paul J Greguric



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Shawline Publishing Group
15 April 2021
The man behind the prize lived a life that was not without tragedy and mystery… Every year thousands of Sydneysiders visit the Art Gallery of NSW to view the entrants in the Archibald Prize for Portraiture. The prize aims to foster portrait artistry, as well as to eternalise the memory of great Australians. Across Australia, thousands more will see the travelling exhibition of the prize. As editor of The Bulletin newspaper, Archibald nurtured the careers of Australian writers and artists from Miles Franklin and Banjo Paterson to Norman Lindsay and Francis Rodway. In 1900, he commissioned Melbourne portrait artist John Longstaff to paint a portrait of poet Henry Lawson. Archibald, pleased with this portrait, left money in his will for an annual portrait prize, which was first awarded in 1921. Discover more about the man behind Australia’s most well-known art prize.
Imprint:   Shawline Publishing Group
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
ISBN:   9781922444622
ISBN 10:   1922444626
Pages:   190
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Paul Greguric grew-up in Adelaide. He studied at the Education Faculty of Sydney University. After graduating, he taught English in NSW high schools for over two decades. He has published both fiction and non-fiction in numerous journals, newspapers and magazines. He currently lives in the suburb of Sydney suburb of Waterloo.

Reviews for The Man Behind the Prize

"""A marvellous and articulate account of a life..."" ""...a wonderful and professional job as author and biographer to the great Australian man we all know of, but little about..."" - James, Indiebook Reviewer"

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