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'Hahndorf artist Nora Heysen was the first woman to win the Archibald Prize, and Australia’s first female painter to be appointed as an official war artist. A portraitist and a flower painter, Nora Heysen’s life was defined by an all-consuming drive to draw and paint. In 1989, aged 78, Nora re-emerged on the Australian art scene as the nation’s major art institutions restored her position after years of artistic obscurity.

'Extensively researched by the author, Nora Heysen: A Portrait is the first biography of the artist, and it has been enthusiastically embraced by the Heysen family.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2019 .
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      Extent: 384p.p.
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      • Published 5 March 2019.

      ISBN: 9781925815207

Works about this Work

A Portrait of a Man’s World Patricia Anderson , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18 May 2019; (p. 22)

— Review of Nora Heysen : A Portrait Anne-Louise Willoughby , 2019 single work biography

'In 1938, Norah Heysen, the daughter of celebrated landscape painter Hans Heysen, won the Archibald Prize with a portrait of socialite Madame Elink Schuurman. A simple cameo will demonstrate what she was up against.'(Introduction)

A Portrait of a Man’s World Patricia Anderson , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18 May 2019; (p. 22)

— Review of Nora Heysen : A Portrait Anne-Louise Willoughby , 2019 single work biography

'In 1938, Norah Heysen, the daughter of celebrated landscape painter Hans Heysen, won the Archibald Prize with a portrait of socialite Madame Elink Schuurman. A simple cameo will demonstrate what she was up against.'(Introduction)

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