Jerusalem Press, 2013. Hardback, 171 pages. 50 hand-numbered, hand-bound copies only, this being copy 39 of 50.
The Memoirs of an Artist; Austin Osman Spare; Ellen Spare; Walter E. Spradbery; Boris Anrep; L.S. Lowry; Haydn Reynolds Mackey; Siegfried Moos; and Lotte Moos.
As teenager, Gary Sargeant was nurtured and taken to life-classes by Spare and his sister Nellie. Spare set him upon his career in art and design. Here in this book Sargeant relates memories and experiences of Austin Osman Spare, remembering him as a selfless humanist, a generous soul and and an encourager of raw talent. Spare is revealed as a life-long instructor on art, a natural mentor who relished nurturing the creative potential of others.
The deluxe edition features one of a set of four different hand-numbered prints signed by the author-artist. Also reproduced – for the first time – is an ink drawing of Spare, by his sister.