May Gibbs: More Than a Fairy Tale: An Artistic Life


May Gibbs is one of Australia’s most loved illustrators – her gumnut babies have been adored by generations of children. In May Gibbs: More than a fairy tale her early life and artistic career are explored in detail.
 
Encouraged by her artistic parents, who met at London’s famous Slade School of Art, a young May discovered a love of drawing and painting. Before long she was contributing illustrations to newspapers and magazines and exhibiting wildflower paintings to high acclaim.
 
In her twenties, May travelled to England in her quest to develop as an artist. While working and studying in London she became a supporter of the suffragette movement, and
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ISBN:

9781743791790

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

248

Dimensions:

25cm x 17cm

Weight:

730g

RRP:

$29.99

Category:

Biography and Memoir

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 April 2016

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Robert Holden

Robert Holden has had a distinguished career as a librarian, curator, writer and book reviewer. He is the author of more than 30 books and has been awarded a Senior Fellowship by the Literature Board of the Australia Council. He is particularly recognised for his pioneering research on Australian children's book illustration. Jane Brummitt has had a lifelong passion for May Gibbs' work fostered by her aunt, the wife of May Gibbs'

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jane Brummitt