Norman Lindsay’s Pen Drawings (“Published by Art In Australia Limited, Kyle House, Macquarie Place, Sydney, 1931)
9″x11.5″, unpaginated, index page, 5 page article, frontispiece portrait of the artist, and a total of 64 full page plates, professionally bound into a pressboard pamphlet binder by Gaylord Bros, Inc., inside cover states “added to the library of Stanley Osowski ~ Oct. 26 1940 ~”, numerous stamps with owner’s Pawtucket, RI address, good+ condition, uniquely bound and preserved
Norman Alfred William Lindsay (1879-1969) was an Australian artist, etcher, sculptor, writer, editorial cartoonist, scale modeller, and an accomplished amateur boxer. Lindsay is widely regarded as one of Australia’s greatest artists, producing a vast body of work in different media, including pen drawing, etching, watercolour, oil and sculptures in concrete and bronze. His frank and sumptuous nudes were highly controversial. In 1940, his wife took sixteen crates of paintings, drawings and etchings to the U.S. to protect them from the war. Unfortunately, they were discovered when the train they were on caught fire. The pieces were impounded and subsequently burned as pornography by American officials.