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Painting ghosts : Australian women artists in wartime

Author: Catherine Speck
Publisher: St Leonards, NSW : Craftsman House, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the art and life stories of numerous women in the Second World War including Grace Cossington Smith, Dora Meeson, Margaret Preston, Jacqui Hicks, Dorrit Black and Amie Kingston. Some women became official war artists producing an alternative set of national images every bit as compelling as those of their male counterparts.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Grace Cossington Smith; Iso Rae; Hilda Rix Nicholas; Hilda Rix Nicholas; Grace Cossington Smith
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Speck
ISBN: 1877004227 9781877004223
OCLC Number: 223456733
Description: 239 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction: War and peace. The First World War: 1. Official war art: where are the women? --
2. Behind the lines --
3. Women on the home front --
4. Grace Cossington Smith and the politics of war --
5. Picturing men making history --
6. War's end: the aftermath. The Second World War: 7. The Second World War: women artists respond --
8. Nora Heysen's view from the Pacific region --
9. Stella Bowen's view from Britain --
10. Sybil Craig's view from the home front --
11. Hope and tears, love, romance and lots of hard work --
12. Peace at last --
Postscript: Wendy Sharpe in East Timor.
Responsibility: Catherine Speck.

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Examines the art and life stories of numerous women in the Second World War including Grace Cossington Smith, Dora Meeson, Margaret Preston, Jacqui Hicks, Dorrit Black and Amie Kingston. Some women became official war artists producing an alternative set of national images every bit as compelling as those of their male counterparts.

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