A Life in Art
254 Pages, 6 x 9 in, illustrated
- June 2023
Alannah Coleman was admired as a free spirit and loved by many for her creative energy and physical beauty. She was part of a bohemian enclave in Australia and most significantly in postwar London where as a gallery director and curator she cultivated and captivated artists and literary figures such as Arthur Boyd, Charles Bush, Alister Kershaw, Sidney Nolan, Elizabeth Paterson, Albert Tucker and Phyllis Waterhouse. She tirelessly promoted Australian art and was a central figure in the sixties London art scene. In this biography, Simon Pierse reveals the fascinating and turbulent life of a neglected figure in British and Australian post-war art.