About the Book
was born in Mansfield, Victoria, and trained in painting at the National Gallery School in Melbourne and at Westminster School of Art in London. He won the Hugh Ramsay Prize for Portrait Painting in 1922, which enabled him to travel overseas.
On his return from a subsequent overseas trip in the early 1930s he took up the post of Art Master at Scotch College in Melbourne. He won the highly regarded Crouch Memorial Prize in 1943.
After resigning from his teaching position in 1946 he devoted his life to painting and began traveling and exhibiting in New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and, finally, South Australia, where he resided for the last 18 years of his life.
He won the Adelaide Jubilee Prize in 1951 and, in 1956, the Cornell Prize, offered by the Contemporary Art Society of South Australia.
He is represented in the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia,
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and regional galleries of Ballarat, Bendigo, Hamilton, Benalla, Broken Hill and Launceston.
Adam Dutkiewicz was born in Adelaide in 1956. In 1997 he was awarded a scholarship by the University of South Australia to undertake a doctoral degree at the SA School of Art. From June 1992 until November 2005 he worked as art critic for The Advertiser newspaper and also worked as a freelance critic for Business Review Weekly and Art Monthly Australia online and The Independent Weekly. He is co-author of Alexander Sadlo: Experimental Journey (2007), Malcolm Carbins: Silent Depths (2010), and Abstract Photography: Re-evaluating Visual Poetics (2016); and author of Mervyn Smith: Watercolours (2004); A Matter of Mind: an Introduction to the Art of Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz (2006); Brian Claridge: Architect of Light & Space (2010); Ludwik Dutkiewicz: Adventures in Art (2009), and Lidia Groblicka: Suburban Iconographer (2010); and Francis Roy Thompson: Painter of Grace & Rebellion (2014). He recently edited two large volumes of A Visual History: The Royal SA Society of Arts 1856-2016 (2016-17).