234 pages, full colour throughout
Dimensions 315 x 260 cm.
Laminated dust jacked, hard cover and square back binding.
ISBN: 978 0 947352 06 6
500 copies for 1st Edition PRICE $95.00 + p.&p.
CONSTANCE STOKES: ART & LIFE
Lucilla Wyborn d’Abrera
Constance Stokes might arguably be described as perhaps the most joyful but paradoxically neglected of the great Australian artists who were alive between and after the wars.
Constance Stokes: Art & Life, researched and written by her daughter Lucilla Wyborn d’Abrera, is the first serious book to be published devoted exclusively to the life and works of Constance Stokes. Also included are two major essays by renowned art historians and authors, Dr. Jane Clark and Felicity St. John Moore. The Foreword is engagingly written in her inimitable style by the author/journalist, Anne Summers.
Constance Stokes (1906-1991) was one of Australia’s truly great artists, first trained at the National Gallery School of Victoria. In 1931 she won the Travelling Scholarship to the Royal Academy in London, where she perfected her draughtsmanship in the European classical style. Later she went to Paris to work with the renowned Cubist and master of colour, Andre Lhote. She is represented in most major galleries in Australia, and her works are keenly sought after by private collectors and galleries throughout Australia and in Europe.
Published February, 2015
by Hill House Publishers (Melbourne & London)
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