E.E. Gostelow. Watercolours. On show National Library.

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Subject: E.E. Gostelow. Watercolours. On show National Library.
From: Chris Gregory <>
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2010 14:19:46 +1000
Article in SMH today says - in part

"In Canberra this weekend an exquisite book of watercolours by the long
forgotten, self-taught painter E.E. Gostelow will be launched at the
National Library.Gostelow died in 1944, aged 78, a modest man whose surname
was continually misspelled - including on his birth certificate and in his

But six decades after his death, his genius as an artist and recorder of
Australian wildlife is finally being recognised.''Gostelow's aim was to
paint all the known Australian birds of his time,'' says an ornithologist,
Stephen Debus, of the University of New England. ''He succeeded, painting
over 700 species.''

Dr Debus says Gostelow's bird paintings were way ahead of their time: far
more lifelike and accurate than popular field guides including Neville
Cayley's best-selling *What Bird Is That?"*

**Full article below
Chris Gregory

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