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Title

Portrait study of the artist's mother

(2008)


Artist

John Philippides

Egypt, Australia

1945 -


About

Born in Alexandria, Egypt, of Greek parentage, John Philippides is a Blue Mountains-based artist, who trained at the Academies of Fine Arts in Rome and Venice in the mid 1960s, before migrating to Australia in 1969. He has exhibited since the mid 1970s, including several solo exhibitions in Italy in recent years. Two of his drawings were selected to become part of the Kedumba Collection of Australian Drawings in 2001 and he was a finalist in the Dobell Prize for Drawing in 2007. Philippides is a painter, draughtsman and has taught art in New South Wales. In 2003 he resigned from teaching to dedicate himself full-time to his art.


Details


Date

(2008)


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil on white Canson paper


Dimensions

48.0 x 33.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours Benefactors Fund 2009


Location

Not on display


Accession number

2.2009


Artist information

John Philippides

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Grafton Regional Gallery and Hendrik Kolenberg, John Philippides: portrait studies 2008-2010, Grafton, 2010, n.pag. (colour illus.). exhibiton leaflet