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Rayner Hoff The Life of a Sculptor by Deborah Beck
  

Rayner Hoff The Life of a Sculptor

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Rayner Hoff The Life of a Sculptor by Deborah Beck

In the 1920s and 1930s, Rayner Hoff was the most gifted - and controversial - public sculptor in Australia, best known for the sculptures and friezes that adorn Sydney's Anzac Memorial, including Sacrifice at its centre. After moving from London in the early 1920s, Hoff taught at and eventually ran the National Art School. As well as completing the Anzac Memorial sculptures - which generated uproar when the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney opposed two further works planned for the Memorial - he also designed the original Holden lion badge, won the Wynne Prize in 1927, and made firm friends with luminaries like Norman Lindsay, Hugh McCrae and Mary Gilmore. This biography tells the story of Hoff's life and work for the first time, and how he spearheaded an Australian sculpture renaissance and left a mark that is still keenly felt today. Listen to an interview with Deborah Beck on ABC RN: Late Night Live talking about Rayner Hoff Read the feature on the Rayner Hoff exhibition in the SMH Spectrum.

About the Author

Deborah Beck is a historian, writer and artist who has exhibited her work widely. She is currently a lecturer and archivist at the National Art School. She is the author of Hope in Hell: A history of Darlinghurst Gaol and the National Art School; her second book Set in Stone: The Cell Block Theatre won a NSW Premier's History Award in 2012.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th May 2017

Author

Deborah Beck

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Publisher

NewSouth Publishing

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Art & design styles: c 1900 to c 1960
Individual artists, art monographs
Sculpture

ISBN

9781742235325

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