Not Quite Straight

Not Quite Straight

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Jeffrey Smart
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • Publication date: 2000
  • Publisher: Random House Australia
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One of Australia's best known and most popular painters writes about his life, from childhood in suburban Adelaide to his happy move to Tuscany 50 years later. In typically frank, witty and engaging style, he reveals how his lovers, friends, work and travel combined to change the boy from the city of churches to the sensualist whose work sells for vast amounts to appreciative collectors.

Smart spares no-one his wicked perceptiveness, least of all himself. From his adventures as a sink scrubber on a slow boat to London to his time as one of the much loved Argonauts and his own sexual liberation, we get the full, colourful picture.