168 pages
290 x 240 mm | flexibind | illustrated in full colour

ISBN: 9780642334039
Published 2009
$39.95 NGA price
$45.95 RRP

Last Impressions 1907–17

Anne Gray with introduction by Ron Radford

For well over a century, Frederick McCubbin has been one of Australia’s best-loved artists. This book features some 70 works—many of which have not been previously published—covering the last decade of his life, a key period in the development of his art. Most well-known for his evocative bush scenes, in this later period McCubbin focussed on the landscape around his homes in South Yarra and at Mount Macedon, views of the docks and industry, city life, portraits and interiors. He was one of the first Australian artists to depict the modern world.

The publication traces the radical changes in McCubbin’s work—after viewing the works of JMW Turner, Claude Monet and John Constable in London and Paris in 1907—and seeks to redefine this important Australian artist, showing the way he developed a freer and more expressive art through his handling of paint and use of bright glowing colours.

Written by Anne Gray with an introduction by Ron Radford and contributions from Helen Brack, Rebecca Andrews, Jane Clark, Tracy Cooper- Lavery, Mary Eagle, Beatrice Gralton, Melissa Harpley, Samantha Littley, Tracey Lock-Weir, Lisa Sullivan, Elena Taylor and Penny Teale.

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