Australian Art is one of those subjects that most of us would like to know more about… and if you don’t want to know more about it, you wont be interested in this book… In this the age of the information superhighway, it’s easy to find out about nearly everything and everybody... except, it would seem, Jean Appleton. What sort of world is it when a reputable Australian artist such as Jean, with works in some of the major Australian Galleries, such as the Art Gallery of NSW, doesn’t get a mention in the fount of all knowledge*? She does get a brief mention in the Australian Dictionary of Biography under the bios of William Dobell and Arthur James Murch, but that’s about it. Google leads me to an art dealer website that does have a brief bio which quotes the book that I’m writing about here, and that’s pretty much all there is. Despite being disappointed with the www, it’s sort of nice to know that not everything is on the internet. Sometimes a book is the answer. So who was Jean Appleton?