EDMUND CAPON, AM, OBE (11 JUNE 1940 ­ 13 MARCH 2019) – TAASA Review September 2019


This article was originally found in the September 2019 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 28, Issue 3, Page 24).

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Jackie Menzies T he many genuinely heartfelt obituaries for Edmund Capon, Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales 1978-2011, reflect both the respect and love he generated, and the deep sorrow at his passing.

There has been unstinting praise for his persona and his multiple talents: his charisma, generosity, scholarship, humour, wit, entrepreneurial skills, as well as his countless enthusiasms ­ for art, football, fast cars, giraffes, mismatched socks. ...