Gerald Lewers Sculptor
This text offers much to the reader. It is elegantly illustrated with a finely detailed essay that tightly weaves the personal history of Gerald Lewers and family, and the advent of modernism in the Australian art scene. Later in life Lewers followed his ‘inner compelling force’ to be an artist in the 1950s at Emu Plains, channeling his energy to comprehend the magic of form and movement. We learn about travel and informing experiences in Sydney and Europe alongside artist and partner Margo with teachers and avant-garde friends from Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo, John Skeaping, Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth. Lewers is charged with ‘precipitating the penetration’ of modernism into Australian sculptural practice and the arts hub that was their home now houses the Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest.