Guy Grey Smith
written by Andrew Gaynor
North South Books | ISBN 9781742583945
Paperback – 300 pages
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Guy Grey-Smith (1916-1981) remains one of the most important Australian artists of his generation. His artwork has been collected by every major public gallery in the country. Based in Western Australia, Guy exhibited nationally, participated in key international exhibitions, received Queens Honours Awards, and was a spirited contributor and active participant in the national arts scene. Granted access for the first time to Guys notebooks, war-time sketches, correspondence and estate, Andrew Gaynor draws a fascinating portrait of a country boy whose life was first liberated, then stalled, by the brutality of war. Teaching himself to draw while interned in prisoner of war camps, Guy went on to create some of the most enduring and powerful images of the Australian landscape, redolent with colour, texture and an unmistakable life force. Guy Grey-Smith: Life Force is the first book about this outstanding Australian artist and his remarkable 35-year career.