Heysen to Heysen: Selected Letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen

Heysen to Heysen is a showcase of letters between artists Nora and Hans Heysen from the collection of the National Library of Australia. The book is accompanied by carefully selected images and text by leading art historian Catherine Speck.

In 1934, when Nora travelled to London to study art, she experienced her first time away from home and the first of many, often exotic places from where she would write home to Hahndorf, South Australia. The correspondence between Nora and Hans continued until his death in 1968. Theirs was a close and affectionate relationship and this is the first time their letters have been published to this extent.

Dr Catherine Speck is an Associate Professor in Art History at the University of Adelaide.

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