With a foreword by Lin Onus
and a chapter by Carol Cooper
Oxford University Press
Melbourne In association with National Gallery of Australia
Out of stock
Boards in d.j. 1st edition. 1st ed. 162 pages, col & b&w plates and illus. Original boards., light rubbing along edges, signed by the author, near fine condition. The author, a curator at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, examines drawings produced by Aboriginal artists between 1803 and 1903. The main artists are Tommy McCrae (c1823-1901), William Barak (c1824-1903) and Ulladulla Mickey (c1820-1891) who painted during the late 1890s.
This book contains a comprehensive catalogue of the works. It provides a needed and fascinating record of this elemental meeting of Aboriginal and European cultures.
He has written widely on aspects of Australian art history.