Author(s): Sheridan Palmer
'An elegant and powerful study, finely crafted - fully worthy of its subject.' Peter Beilharz, Curtin University, Perth Bernard Smith began life as a ward of the State; he would go on to become the father of Australian art history. In 2008 Smith invited writer and art historian Dr Sheridan Palmer to write his biography. Through years of interviews and exclusive access to Smith's papers and library, Palmer reveals the unique character of an exceptional man.
Sheridan Palmer is an independent scholar and writer. Her previous publications include "Dean Bowen: Argy-Bargy" and "Centre of the Periphery: Three European Art Historians in Melbourne."