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Joy Hester, by Albert Tucker (1914-1999). Roger McDonald mentions the Australian painter in his story "The Bullock Run."

Albert Tucker, Portrait of Joy Hester media: oil paint on composition board

Two heroes, Arthur Boyd, Joy Hester. Oh Joy, stop looking so dependant, you were one gutsy woman never in need of a male to show you what to do.

Two heroes, Arthur Boyd, Joy Hester. Oh Joy, stop looking so dependant, you were one gutsy woman never in need of a male to show you what to do.

Albert Tucker (1942) Joy Hester, Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne.

Still where all the cool kids hang out in Melbourne ;

Sunday Reed and Joy Hester 1945    Did You Know: A number of modernist artists came to live and work at Heide at various times during the 1930s, 40s & 50s, & it became the place where many of the most famous works of the period were painted. They were known as the Heide Circle &included Sam Atyeo and his wife Moya Dyring, Albert Tucker, Sidney Nolan, Joy Hester, who married Albert Tucker in 1941, John Perceval, Laurence Hope among others, all worked at Heide.

Albert Tucker Arvo tea: Sidney Nolan, Sunday Reed and Joy Hester HMOMA. Gift of Barbara Tucker Photo: Albert Tucker

Sunday Reed and Joy Hester 1945    Did You Know: A number of modernist artists came to live and work at Heide at various times during the 1930s, 40s & 50s, & it became the place where many of the most famous works of the period were painted. They were known as the Heide Circle &included Sam Atyeo and his wife Moya Dyring, Albert Tucker, Sidney Nolan, Joy Hester, who married Albert Tucker in 1941, John Perceval, Laurence Hope among others, all worked at Heide.

Albert Tucker Arvo tea: Sidney Nolan, Sunday Reed and Joy Hester HMOMA. Gift of Barbara Tucker Photo: Albert Tucker

Portrait of Ruth, 1945, Albert Tucker

Albert Tucker Portrait of Ruth 1945

1945 Joy and Sweeney, the son she gave away, so sad. His life was tragically short.

1945 Joy and Sweeney, the son she gave away, so sad. His life was tragically short.

The Letters Of Joy Hester And Sunday Reed.  Joy Hester was the only woman member of Angry Penguins, Melbourne's radical art coterie of the war years, and the wife of Albert Tucker. Sunday Reed was her closest friend, a wealthy and charismatic patron of the arts.

Joy Hester was the only woman member of Angry Penguins, Melbourne's radical art coterie of the war years, and the wife of Albert Tucker.

[Joy Hester and Clara Tucker, Greensborough Railway Station] [picture]. Albert Tucker 1914-1999, photographer.

[Joy Hester and Clara Tucker, Greensborough Railway Station] [picture].

Pioneer, by Albert Tucker, 1968. Synthetic polymer paint on composition board.

Pioneer, by Albert Tucker, Synthetic polymer paint on composition board.

Artist Joy Hester and editor Max Harris on the train from Melbourne to Heide, circa 1943. Photo copyright © Albert Tucker.

Artist Joy Hester and editor Max Harris on the train from Melbourne to Heide, circa Photo copyright © Albert Tucker.

Albert Tucker 1914-1999, photographer. John and Sunday Reed with Sweeney, Open Country, Murrumbeena, Victoria 1947. Gelatin silver photograph, La Trobe Picture Collection.  (Australia)

John and Sunday Reed with Sweeney, Open Country, Murrumbeena, Victoria Gelatin silver photograph, La Trobe Picture Collection.