March Book of the Month: Nora Heysen: A Portrait
The life of artist Nora Heysen was defined by an all-consuming drive to draw or paint. The first woman to win the Archibald Prize, and Australia’s first female painter to be appointed an official war artist, Heysen’s post war portraiture and still lifes sustained a lifelong career.
In 1989, aged 78, after years of artistic obscurity, she re-emerged on the Australian art scene, and renewed interest from the nation’s major art institutions restored her position as a significant Australian artist.
Extensively researched, and containing artworks and photographs from Nora's life, Nora Heysen: A Portrait is a story of a driven, optimistic and resilient painter is a celebration of that restoration.