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William Boissevain (Signed by Artist)

Gavin Fry; Foreword by Janet Holmes a Court
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William ‘Wim’ Boissevain (born 23 July 1927) is an Australian painter of Dutch extraction born Willem Geoffrey Boissevain in New York, son of Gideon Walrave ‘Gi’ Boissevain who was in the Dutch diplomatic service.

He studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London and the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris.

He arrived in Australia in 1947, became naturalised in 1949 and established a studio at Glen Forrest in the Darling Range near Perth.

From 1951 to 1955 he taught drawing and French at Wesley College, Perth, later at Perth Technical College.

His portrait of the art dealer and benefactor Claude Hotchin was an entry in the 1957 Archibald Prize.

Since 1964 he has held exhibitions in many major galleries in Perth (commencing with the Skinner Gallery) and Sydney. His paintings are avidly sought by collectors.

  • 160 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 32 cm. #0619R First Edition. Signed by artist. (Inscription: To Iona Presentation College… W. Boissevain ’98”) SCARCE and desirable (Protective adhesive cover

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AuthorGavin Fry; Foreword by Janet Holmes a Court
Number of pages160
PublisherBeagle Press
Year Published1998
Binding Type

Hardcover in Dustjacket