Publication

  • 184 pages, pb with flaps, illustrated in full and vibrant colour with over 100 works and evocative photos
  • RRP $44.95/ special exhibition price $34.95
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Richard Larter
Deborah Hart with essays by Deborah Clark and Joanna Mendelssohn

Richard Larter recognises and celebrates the work of one of Australia’s most significant and engaging artists and is the first major book on his work. Born in England in 1929, Larter moved to Australia in 1962. His work, which dates from the late 1950s through to the present, is at times audacious and political, at others abstract and lyrical. The book, which includes some one hundred works as well as evocative photographs, confirms the artist’s place as a remarkable colourist, a technical innovator and a painter of radiant luminosity.

184 pages, pb with flaps, illustrated in full and vibrant colour with over 100 works and evocative photos
RRP $44.95/ special exhibition price $34.95

About the authors

Deborah Hart is Senior Curator of Australian Painting and Sculpture post 1920 at the National Gallery of Australia. She is a widely published art historian and has written several monographs. Her publications include John Olsen (Craftsman House/Thames & Hudson, 1991), Joy Hester and friends (NGA, 2001), Grace Cossington Smith (NGA, 2005), Imants Tillers: one world many visions (NGA, 2006) and Andy and Oz: parallel visions (NGA with Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, 2007).  

Deborah Clark is an art historian who has worked as a teacher, editor and curator. She has published widely on Australian and contemporary art. From 1995 to 2000 she was a curator in the Australian Art Department at the National Gallery of Australia and from 2002 to 2007 she was the editor of Art Monthly Australia. She is currently the Curator of Visual Arts at the Canberra Museum and Gallery. 

Joanna Mendelssohn is a writer, critic and art historian and currently Associate Professor at the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW. Her publications include The life and work of Sydney Long (McGraw-Hill, 1979), three titles on the work and life of Lionel Lindsay and Letters & liars: Norman Lindsay and the Lindsay family papers (HarperCollins, 1996). In 1991 she was awarded the Geraldine Pascall Prize for art criticism. In 2006 she curated Larter family values for the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.