Author(s): Elizabeth Donaldson
This high-quality, exquisitely produced book is a celebration of the life and art of William Dobell, considered to be one of Australia's greatest artists and the first to win both the Wynne Prize for landscapes and the Archibald Prize for portraiture in the same year.
Elizabeth Donaldson enjoyed a rewarding career as a teacher. After her retirement she and her husband moved to Wangi Wangi, and found themselves living just six houses down from Dobell House, his former residence and today a lasting memorial to William Dobell's life and art. This sparked her fascination with the artist and Liz became an active volunteer there in 1999. She has held numerous positions, including Vice President, Publicity Officer and Funding Co-ordinator. Her involvement also saw her embark on a research project that has culminated in this, her first book. Today, Liz lives with her husband Bob in an inner suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales.
Author's Note Chapter 1: The Early Years Chapter 2: The London Years Chapter 3: The War Years Chapter 4: The Archibald Prize Court Case Chapter 5: Recovery at Wangi Chapter 6: New Guinea and a New Beginning Chapter 7: Life at Wangi Postscript Biographical Notes Chapter Notes Bibliography Acknowledgments Index of Dobell's Paintings and Drawings Index