Over a period of eighty years Australian
artist Norman Alfred Williams Lindsay (1897-1969) produced a
of work — pencil drawings, pen and ink drawings, watercolours
and oil paintings - and the etcher's needle was to become as natural
an extension of the artist's hand as his pencil, pen and paint
brush. With equal constancy and application he developed into true
his techniques of etching.
The fully illustrated catalogue raisonné of his 175 unpublished
and 200 published etchings traces his development from the first
tentative beginning in 1897 to the maturity of his etched line
in the 1920s and 1930s.
This volume includes an updated catalogue raisonné and a
text (with some new material) condensed from the original definitive
The Complete Etchings of Norman Lindsay, of 100,000 words to 10,000
The importance of this edition for all lovers of Lindsay's
art, for all connoisseurs, collectors, art historians,
and students will be immediately apparent. It is a major addition
to Lindsay literature and to Australian printmaking in the
The launch of Norman Lindsay Etchings: Catalogue Raisonné took
place on 2 November 1999 at the long established Old Print
Shop, New York, New York.