Out of Australia: Prints and Drawings from Sidney Nolan to Rover Thomas

By Stephen Coppel


This ground-breaking book follows the rise of a distinctive school of Australian art that first emerged in the 1940s. Beginning with the artists of the ‘Angry Penguins’ movement — Arthur Boyd, Albert Tucker, Joy Hester and Sidney Nolan — whose work exhibited new strains of Surrealism and Expressionism, the book continues with the rich variety of works from the 1970s, by Jan Seberg, Robert Jacks and George Baldessin, before moving through to contemporary artists such as Rover Thomas and Judy Watson. Stephen Coppel traces the major developments in Australian art from the 1940s to the present day, and examines the significant interplay with the British art scene.

240 pages
Paperback Colour Illustrations