Brisbane: Queensland Art Gallery, 2007. Published for the exhibition Making it Modern: the watercolours of Kenneth Macqueen held at the Queensland Art Gallery, 10 November 2007 – 5 May 2008. Tall octavo, 30.5 x 24cm, soft illustrated covers with large gatefold flaps and title in white on spine, 160 pp, over 140 illustrations.
Near Fine. Top corner of bottom cover has been gently bumped and the fore-edge of the back cover has a couple of gently ‘press’ marks, 1-2mm each.
Kenneth Macqueen (1897 – 1960) was a leading Australian modernist and a distinctive watercolourist. He worked both as a farmer and as a painter. His farm on the Darling Downs was his main subject and source of inspiration and his clean crisp watercolours evoke a landscape and quality of light familiar to anyone who has lived in southeast Queensland.
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