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Book Launch - L. Bernard Hall: The Man the Art World Forgot


Book Launch
L. Bernard Hall, the Man the Art World Forgot
By Gwen Rankin
As Director of the National Gallery of Victoria from 1892 to 1935, L. Bernard Hall was Australian art’s most influential ambassador and teacher, yet his achievements have been virtually written out of history. In this book Gwen Rankin uncovers Hall’s captivating story. Never as conservative as sometimes suggested, Hall came to Australia for the love of a woman and stayed for the love of a gallery, establishing a stellar career in the arts. Based almost entirely on primary source material, this biography includes many of Hall’s own paints and drawings, along with striking historical photographs, providing a fascinating picture of Melbourne at that time.
Join Gwen Rankin and Associate Professor Alison Inglis, Senior Lecturer in Art History in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, who will launch L. Bernard Hall, the Man the Art World Forgot.
Sunday 19 May, 3.00 pm
Conference Room, free
Refreshments and book signing to follow
Bookings: (02) 6262 1424 or http://nla.gov.au/bookings


  • When: 19 May 2013
  • Time: 03:00PM – 04:30PM
  • Where: Conference Room (Fourth Floor (4))