Dal Stivens (1911-1997) – A Tribute

I cannot claim to speak as one of Dal Stivens' closest and most intimate friends. Yet he was a friend, and a good one. I saw most of Dal, and in some small measure worked with him, during the 1960s and 70s, when he was, as I believe, at the height of his imaginative powers. When I think of Dal in those years, I picture him in his home at East Lindfield, and two images predominate - Dal in his garden, and Da1 surrounded by his pictures - pictures finished, half- finished, framed, unframed, strewn in careless profusion around his studio walls and floor.

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Published 1 October 1997 in Volume 18 No. 2. Subjects: Biographical writing.

Cite as: Heseltine, Harry Payne. ‘Dal Stivens (1911-1997) – A Tribute.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 18, no. 2, 1997. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.e6ca0b4efa.