Over a period of eighty years Australian artist Norman Alfred Williams Lindsay (1897-1969) produced a prodigious amount of work – pencil drawings, pen and ink drawings, water colours and oil paintings – and the etcher’s needle was to become as natural an extension of the artist’s hand as his pencil, pen and paint brush. With equal constancy and application he developed into true magnificence his techniques of etching.
The fully illustrated Catalogue Raisonné of his 175 unpublished and 200 published etchings traces his development from the first tentative beginning in 1897 to the maturity of his etched line in the 1920s and 1930s.
This volume includes an updated Catalogue Raisonné and a text (with some new material) condensed from the original definitive publication, The Complete Etchings of Norman Lindsay, of 100,000 words to 10,000 words.
The importance of this edition for all lovers of Norman Lindsay’s art, for all connoisseurs, collectors, art historians, dealers, graphic artists and students will be immediately apparent. It is a major addition to Lindsay literature and to Australian printmaking in the 20th century.