Author(s): Gary Catalano
In this text, a full-length work on Rick Amor, the author writes of the lanscapes of Amor's childhood that haunt his later paintings; of Amor's close friendship with Joan and Daryl Lindsay; his long relationship with the labour movement; and his professional attachment to older artists.
Gary Catalano is an art historian, critic and poet. His previous art books include Building a Picture: Interviews with Australian Artists (1997); An Intimate Australia: the landscape and recent Australian Art (1985); and The Years of Hope: Australian Art and Criticism 1959-1968 (1981). He has held a senior writer's fellowship from the Literature Board of the Australia Council, and in 1997 was awarded a Residency at the Keesing Studio in Paris. From 1985 to 1990 he was the Age's art critic, and has written for Art and Australia, Art Monthly Australia, Art Network, Artlink, Arts Melbourne, Meanjin, Overland, the Bulletin and for overseas magazines and journals.