Hans and Nora Heysen: Two Generations of Australian Art

Hans and Nora Heysen: Two Generations of Australian Art NGV 2019
Hans Heysen, 'Droving into the light' 1914-21 (detail)

Time Out says

The NGV is bringing together two of the most influential artists from Australia's past

Father and daughter artists Hans and Nora Heysen helped shaped the course of 20th century Australian art. Both accomplished artists in their own right, Hans is recognised as one of the pioneers of Australian landscape painting, while Nora was an established portraitist and still life painter who became the first female winner of the Archibald Prize and Australia’s first female war artist. Yet, until now, there has not been a major exhibition incorporating both their works. The NGV is changing that, bringing together 270 works from the artists, including Hans’ famous landscape Driving into the light 1914-21, letters, sketches and preparatory studies, and furniture and homewares from the Heysen family home in South Australia.

By: Polly Simons



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