George W. Lambert Retrospective Heroes and Icons
Author: Anne Gray
Publisher/Date: National Gallery of Australia (c. 2007) Published on the occasion of the exhibition.
Format/Condition: New paperback book with French flaps in Fine condition. 212 pages, index. Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches. Profusely illustrated in color.
Description: George Washington Lambert (1873-1956) was one of Australia's most brilliant, witty, and influential artists, "the Australian Sargent," according to Barry Humphries. This comprehensive book presents the diverse range of Lambert's work from Australian bush subjects to Edwardian portraits and figure groups, from sparkling oil sketches to major battle paintings and large sculpture.
Born in St. Petersburg to an American father and British mother, Lambert first came to Australia at age 13 and spent twenty years of his adult career based in London. His flamboyant personality and personal magnetism helped promote his art, though his popularity diminished after his death.