Helen Grey-Smith

By Gwen Phillips

Told in the artist's own words via a series of interviews, this revealing biography of Helen Grey-Smith examines the dignified artist's fascinating life. Author Gwen Phillips gives us the rare opportunity to listen to an artist speaking their thoughts directly and to learn about their methods of working. Grey-Smith was an accomplished artist with a lively and cultivated mind. She lived through fascinating times, including the British Raj in India, design school training in London, and working in England during World War II. From the 1950s to 1970s, she and her husband, Guy Grey-Smith, were very prominent in the visual arts scene in Western Australia. Helen Grey-Smith believed that works of art should be able to stand without explanation and, while hers certainly do, this book links the progress of her work to her life story with over 80 images. Exhibited by many major galleries in Australia (including the National Gallery and the NGV), this long-overdue monograph will be of interest to art collectors, art historians, students and teachers of fine arts, and people with an interest in modernism, especially the Australian modernists. [Subject: Art &?Photography]


Publication Date: 12/1/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781742588230