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Jacqueline Hick

Born wise

Gloria Strzelecki, Jacqueline Hick

Jacqueline Hick
'Jackie was born wise, and born unperturbed,' said Jeffrey Smart of his friend Jacqueline Hick.

Jacqueline Hick (1919-2004) was one of Australia's most successful figurative painters. In a long and fruitful career she also explored print-making and enamelling. Her subjects included the Australian landscape, musical and theatrical performances, and city life. Above all, Hick was drawn to the human figure. Whether observing the foibles of modern living or the displacement of Aboriginal people's traditional lifestyles, her figurative works sought to expose human insensitivity.

Jacqueline Hick: Born wise showcases many of Hick's finest works, and traces a life that, like her art, was imbued with wit, wisdom and empathy.

Praise for Jacqueline Hick:
'The latest quality work on South Australian art, from Wakefield Press ... This Wakefield Press publication fulfils its goal – to bring Hick’s work and life to a wider audience of art lovers. "Jacqueline Hick was a sincere and humane artist, and her work is likely to be a revelation to those who have not previously experienced her contribution to Australian art."' – Jill Don, M/C Reviews

'Strezelecki’s writing is objective, critical and engaging as, with poise, she illustrates the fascinating passages of Hick’s life, from her artistic beginnings at the Girls’ Central Art School in Adelaide, to her travels abroad throughout Europe in the late 1940’s and the critical establishment of her career and artistic output thereafter. 5 stars out of 5.' – Jasmine Jean, artsHub

Gloria Strzelecki is a freelance curator and writer, and has been Gallery Manager at the Adelaide Central School of Art since 2009. She has worked at the Art Gallery of South Australia as a curatorial research assistant, and from 2007 until 2009 was co-director of a contemporary art space, 'A Room of Her Own', which she established in Adelaide. She is the author of Kathleen Sauerbier: A modern pursuit, also part of the Carrick Hill series.

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Category Arts, Architecture and Design
Format Paperback
Size 285 x 215 mm
ISBN 9781743052006
Extent 136 pages
Price: AU$34.95 including GST
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