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.
 
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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