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Peter Hickey

(Australia 20 Jul 1943 – )

Title
Lune Provençale
Place of origin
BerkeleyCaliforniaUnited States of America
Year
1992
Media category
Print
Materials used
aquatint, printed from two plates, blue ink on white wove paper
Edition
2/25
Dimensions

58.0 x 55.6 cm platemark; 91.5 x 76.4 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Hickey 92". Not dated.
Credit
Gift of John Olsen 2002
Accession number
190.2002
Location
Not on display
Further information

Peter Vernon Hickey was born in Sydney on 29 July 1943 and is a painter, printmaker, teacher and master printer. He studied at the National School of Art, Royal Art Society of NSW, Heatherly School of Fine Art London, Morley College London, and at Atelier Gaston Petit, Tokyo. In 1974 he was elected to the British Printmakers Council. In 1992-3 he was Artist in Residence at the Kala Institute, San Francisco. He is best known for etchings and monotypes and has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions since 1974.

These aquatints recall the atmospheric prints of Syd Long, in both subject and technique. Using landscape as an anchor for his images, Hickey has written of his etchings as, "...a portrayal of an emotion experienced while viewing the landscape rather than a figurative representation."

Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2002

Exhibition history (1)

Peter Hickey: new work, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney, 09 Jul 1994–23 Jul 1994