A Castlemaine Casement, 1927. Oil on board, 60.0 x 45.0 cm
A Castlemaine Casement, 1927. Oil on board, 60.0 x 45.0 cm

AME BALE, Her Art and Life By Peter Perry. Published by the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum

Alice Marian Ellen Bale (1875-1955) is one of Australia’s most significant painters of flowers. She is also known for her subtle and sensitive portraits and for her many evocative studies of interiors and landscapes. She had a strong sense of independence and a firm belief in her own considerable talent, and her life was completely devoted to art.

AME BALE, Her Art and Life, the first monograph, is a valuable new source of reference on the life and work of this noted Australian Artist. It contains an authoritative chronology, exhibition list and bibliography. It traces Bale’s Formative influences, including that of painter and teacher Max Meldrum, and assesses her achievements and her position in the early twentieth century Melbourne art world.

This publication provides a pictorial survey of wide appeal to art admirers and collectors. Of the numerous works illustrated in colour, many have been selected from private collections and have not before been on general view.

With 151 pages, and over 40 large colour plates, this limited edition book is wholly published, printed and bound in Australia.

To Secure your copy of AME BALE, Her Art and Life visit the Castlemaine Art Gallery,  contact the Gallery on (03) 5472 2292, or send an email to info@castlemainegallery.com