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L Bernard Hall: the man the art world forgot

Author: Gwen Rankin
Price: $69.99
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing in association with State Library Victoria
Available to read in the Library

National Gallery of Victoria Director from 1892 to 1935, L Bernard Hall was Australian art’s most influential administrator and teacher. In this smart biography Gwen Rankin uncovers Hall’s fascinating story.

Based almost entirely on primary source material, Rankin’s biography includes many of Hall’s own artworks along with striking archival photographs. Many of the illustrations are from State Library Victoria Manuscripts, Newspapers and Pictures collections.