A brush with Mondrian: uncovering secrets of art and family

A brush with Mondrian: uncovering secrets of art and family

by Yvonne Louis.

Post by Kyla from the Local Studies Library.

A lovely combination of family history, personal memoir and art history.

With the threat of a bush fire, Yvonne saves her family’s paintings, but is left wondering who the people in the portraits are and who painted them. How did her family originally acquire these paintings? Could one of them really be the work of one the most famous artists of the twentieth century?

What follows is a wonderful journey as Yvonne rediscovers long lost relatives and undertakes detailed research in some of the world’s greatest art collections.

If you have an interest in genealogy – and are fascinated by the lengths people will go to uncover mysteries – this is the book for you!