Noosa Library will host a book launch of Alan Pearson: Expressionist Portraits by Alison Pearson on 17 February at 4pm.
Fifty years of celebrated artist, Alan's portraits, painted and drawn, are gathered together in this large format hardback book.
Designed by the artist himself, the coffee-table style book contains visually exciting illustrations of his portraits from public art galleries, private collectors internationally and from the artist's own collection.
The high quality images are united with text by Alison Pearson and contributions from portrait subjects such as artist Margaret Hudson-Ware and author Laurence Fearnley. Incisive interpretations are also provided by art commentators: Tim Garrity, Denys Trussell, T.L. Rodney Wilson and Richard Wolfe among others.
The artist's own esteemed self-portraits form a substantial core of the book, charting his progress autobiographically. The author focuses on the stories inherent in a portrait with the arc of the artist's story presented in chronological sequence.
Attendees at the book launch will have the opportunity to hear more about the artist and his work directly from someone in the know, the artist's wife, Alison Pearson.
While the event is free, bookings are essential. You can book online at Sunshine Coast Libraries website or phone Noosa Library 54424411. Light refreshments will be provided.
About the artist
Alan Pearson has exhibited extensively in public art galleries and dealer galleries with solo shows and group exhibitions throughout New Zealand, England, Italy and Australia.
His paintings and drawings are held in many institutional collections and private collections worldwide.
Widely regarded as a foremost expressionist painter, Alan has received high praise for his portraits of Mrs Oliver; Tony Fomison; and the Huia Couple, Leo and Linda.
He was twice winner of the prestigious National Bank of New Zealand Portrait Award in 1978 and 1979 and at the age of 75 was a finalist in the 2006 Doug Moran Portrait Award, Sydney.
For more information on the artist and the new book, Alan Pearson: Expressionist Portraits visit www.alanpearson.co.nz
Alan Pearson: Expressionist Portraits book launch at Noosa Library
What: Book launch of 'Alan Pearson: Expressionist Portraits' by Alison Pearson
Where: Noosa Library, Wallace Park, Wallace Drive, Noosaville
When: Thursday 17 February from 4 to 5.30pm
Cost: Free, bookings essential. Light refreshments will be provided.
Bookings: Visit Sunshine Coast Libraries website or phone Noosa Library 5442 4411
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