‘William Dobell: An Artist’s
Life’ Available At Dobell House
The outstanding new book, ‘William Dobell: An Artist’s
Life’, is available now at Dobell House in Wangi.
Written by Dobell House life member Elizabeth Donaldson and published
by Exisle Publishing, this high-quality, exquisitely produced book is
a celebration of the life and art of Sir William Dobell, considered
to be one of Australia’s greatest artists.
Dobell was the first artist to win both the Wynne Prize for landscape
and the Archibald Prize for portraiture in the same year.
But William Dobell was also a quintessential Aussie bloke —
more at home in the local Wangi pub or Wangi RSL with his mates
than on the international stage. He also seemed to find controversy
wherever he went, famously being sued by fellow competitors after
winning the Archibald Prize in 1943.
Lavishly illustrated with artworks, personal photographs and newspaper
clippings, Elizabeth Donaldson’s book paints a compelling
portrait of both the man and the artist.
The standard ‘William Dobell: An Artist’s Life’
hardcover edition sells at $49.99.
A special leatherbound, limited print run, numbered collector’s
edition, signed by the author, is priced at $125.00.
Both editions of the book are available over the counter at Dobell
House, 1.00pm to 4.00pm on weekends and public holidays.
At other times either book can be purchased by calling 02 4975
4115 with your credit card details or emailing them to [email protected].
Alternatively you can mail a cheque, money order or credit card
details to PO Box 75, Wangi Wangi NSW 2267. Please add $5.00 for
postage and handling.