Cayley and Son Book Launch
Andrew Isles Natural History Books was very excited to host the official launch of Cayley and Son by Penny Olsen. With many preorders following our extensive campaign Penny was kept busy signing. The landmark book was officially launched by Joseph Forshaw one of Australia's leading ornithologists and authors.
This book is the very first monograph on the Cayleys. Skillfully researched and handsomely produced, this book charts the lives and works of this Australian father-and-son pair of bird artists. Neville Henry, peripatetic, often impecunious and with a reputation for hard drinking, was nevertheless a highly talented artist. His son Neville William, ‘buoyant’ in personality, sometimes outspoken and argumentative, was a pioneer of the surf lifesaving movement before turning his attention to the painting of birds.