In Search of Beauty

The stunning work of Australian artist Hilda Rix Nicholas has been rediscovered in a new National Library of Australia publication, In Search of Beauty – Hilda Rix Nicholas’ Sketchbook Art.

The National Library acquired Hilda’s archive in 2003 and this new book  showcases the artist’s two sketchbooks from that collection.

Written by Manuscript Librarian Karen Johnson, In Search of Beauty looks at  the artist’s work from her early days in Melbourne through to her time in Paris and her later international acclaim. It includes a number of reproductions of Hilda’s work which illustrate her growth as an artist from the first sketches to her later paintings.

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