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Accent and Hazard

Poet: Alister Kershaw
Intaglio printmaker: David Strachan
Categories: Bookwork / Intaglio Print Books, Planographic Print Books, Printmakers' Books, Small Press Books, Unbound Works

Reference no.:L/Str.D-Ker.A/50.01 Place/Shelf:2ER

Book title: Accent and Hazard
Published by: Stramur Presse
Year made: 1951
Place made: France
Original: Yes
(No. in Edition)
Dimensions: 195 x 295
Physical description: unbound, folded sheets in a paper wrapper
Medium: etchings, acquatints, lithographs, poetry
Further information:
"Poet, writer and broadcaster Alister Kershaw was educated in Melbourne at Wesley College. During the 1930s and 1940s Kershaw was part of the bohemian life in Melbourne. He contributed to the magazines 'Comment', 'Art In Australia' and 'Angry Penguins' including, in the latter, a satirical poem 'The Denunciad' about the literary 'isms' of the time. Kershaw left Australia in 1947 and worked for the BBC in London. In 1948 he moved to France where he worked as secretary for the British writer Richard Aldington. Kershaw lived in France for the rest of his life. It was during this time in France that he produced this work in collaboration with artist David Strahan. In 1948 Strachan settled in Paris having lived between England and Australia. He was first a painter. In 1950 he began tentative experiments in etching. These led to the formation of the Stramur-Presse, a business venture which published etchings and lithographs of leading French and English artists. His most important project was a series of twenty-two colour etchings illustrating Alister Kershaw's book of poems, Accent & Hazard (Paris, 1951)." (extracts from the Australian Dictionary of Biography)

Poet: Alister Kershaw
Intaglio printmaker: David Strachan

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