David Rose was born in Melbourne. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry in 1959, and began painting and printmaking the following year, first making screenprints in 1961. In 1964-65 he travelled in Europe and studied etching at Escuela Lonja in Barcelona; he also produced a series of lithographs at a local commercial lithographer's workshop. From 1967-76 he taught printmaking at East Sydney Technical College, leaving to pursue his own work full-time from 1977-86. Rose taught at the City Art Institute, Sydney from 1986-90. Since 1976 he has lived and worked in Ourimbah NSW.
'Donkey' was printed by the artist on his own press; the Gallery has the zinc plate. The subject was Fanta, the artist's donkey.
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2001
sugarlift aquatint, drypoint on zinc, black ink on white Velin Arches paper
Artist's proof for edition of 40, unique state
30.3 x 45.3 cm image; 80.1 x 58.2 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil ".../ david rose 1978".
Gift of the artist 1992
Not on display
© david rose
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Australian prints from the Gallery's collection (1998-1999), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Nov 1998–07 Feb 1999
Sydney Prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers: