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'The prominent Australian artist Nora Heysen has been said to have worked in the shadow of her father Hans Heysen, one of Australia's most recognised landscape painters. Letters between the two, however, reveal a different story.

'In 1934, when Nora first travelled to London to study art, she experienced her first time away from home and the first of many, often exotic places from where she would write home to Hahndorf, South Australia. The correspondence between Nora and Hans continued until his death in 1968. Theirs was a close and affectionate relationship, in which father and daughter shared a lifetime of thoughts about art and life, and a mutual admiration and respect for each other's work.

'Heysen to Heysen is a showcase of letters between Nora and Hans Heysen from the collection of the National Library of Australia. Accompanied by carefully selected images and text by leading art historian Catherine Speck, the publication lifts the lid on a vista of Australian art.' (From the publisher's website.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: National Library of Australia , 2011 .
      person or book cover
      Courtesy of the National Library of Australia.
      Extent: [viii], 351p., [32]p. of platesp.
      Description: col. illus., ports (some col.)
      Note/s:
      • Introduced by Catherine Speck.
      • Includes chronology, bibliographical references and index.
      • Publication date: 1 October 2011.
      ISBN: 9780642277305

Works about this Work

Changing the Palette Ann-Marie Priest , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 24 no. 1 2012;

— Review of Selected Letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen Hans Heysen , Nora Heysen , 2011 selected work correspondence
Untitled Samela Harris , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 26 November 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Selected Letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen Hans Heysen , Nora Heysen , 2011 selected work correspondence
Intimate Glimpse of Father and Daughter Patricia Anderson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 October 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Selected Letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen Hans Heysen , Nora Heysen , 2011 selected work correspondence
Off the Shelf : Letters Dianne Dempsey , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 8 October 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Selected Letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen Hans Heysen , Nora Heysen , 2011 selected work correspondence
Artist to Artist Philip O'Brien , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 October 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of Selected Letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen Hans Heysen , Nora Heysen , 2011 selected work correspondence
Artist to Artist Philip O'Brien , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 October 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of Selected Letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen Hans Heysen , Nora Heysen , 2011 selected work correspondence
Off the Shelf : Letters Dianne Dempsey , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 8 October 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Selected Letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen Hans Heysen , Nora Heysen , 2011 selected work correspondence
Intimate Glimpse of Father and Daughter Patricia Anderson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 October 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Selected Letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen Hans Heysen , Nora Heysen , 2011 selected work correspondence
Untitled Samela Harris , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 26 November 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Selected Letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen Hans Heysen , Nora Heysen , 2011 selected work correspondence
Changing the Palette Ann-Marie Priest , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 24 no. 1 2012;

— Review of Selected Letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen Hans Heysen , Nora Heysen , 2011 selected work correspondence
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