New book celebrates artist, former McIntosh curator

David Scott // Western News

STUBBS_coverAlumnus Tom Smart, BA’83, left, and artist Maurice Stubbs sign copies of the new book, Maurice Stubbs, Intuitive Painter, at the book launch today, at the McIntosh Gallery. Smart is a co-author of the book along with McIntosh curator Catherine Elliot Shaw and Phillip McNamara, a West Australian artist, writer, educator and freelance curator. Stubbs, 90, was curator of the McIntosh Gallery from 1969-89 and is a renowned Western Australian painter. This richly illustrated 150-page hardcover volume traces Stubbs’ remarkable globetrotting story beginning with his service in the Royal Australian Air Force during the Second World War through his extensive travels before settling in Canada in the 1960s.