Peter Purves Smith in the early 1940s was considered one of Australia's three most promising young artists (the others were his friend Russell Drysdale and the Sydney painter William Dobell). But Purves Smith died in 1949, too soon to make an indelible stamp on the consciousness of later generations of Australians. This book is the story of his life, and is told as a narrative. Throughout, Peter Purves Smith speaks for himself in drawings, paintings, verse and letters.

Hardcover |  192 pages | 260 x 185 mm | 41 colour plates and numerous black and white plates and photographs | ISBN 947349324 | OUT OF PRINT