(Australia 09 Nov 1936–10 Dec 2006)
30.3 x 45.3cm image; 80.1 x 58.2cm sheet
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
Anne Ryan (Australia) (Curator), Sydney prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers, Sydney, 2006. List of works.
Hendrik Kolenberg (Netherlands; Australia) (Author), Anne Ryan (Australia) (Author), Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 126 (illus.). cat.no. 126
Australian prints from the Gallery's collection (1998-1999), Art Gallery of New South Wales, 06 Nov 1998–07 Feb 1999.
Sydney Prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers, S.H. Ervin Gallery, 19 Aug 2006–24 Sep 2006.
Sydney Prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, 09 Feb 2007–11 Mar 2007.
Sydney Prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers, Tamworth City Gallery, 24 Mar 2007–29 Apr 2007.